Monday, June 8, 2009

A bike ride and crazy hair day

We had some biking fun this weekend, and I have to tell you I had SUCH a great time! Now that William is a bike riding fiend, we have acquired a bike trailer for the little ones so that we can all go as a family. After Matt replaced I think 4 - no, 5! - tire tubes (first Evie, then both of Williams, and then BOTH back wheels on the bike trailer - can you believe they came brand new in the box each with holes? the thought that went through my head? made-in-China CRAP!) we were finally ready to roll on Saturday evening. What a hoot! Sarah didn't like it when Matt closed the 'door' (aka bugscreen), she thought it was 'too scary!' (I wish you could hear this in her little Cindy-Lou Who voice) - but once we got going I heard a lot of 'go faster Mommy! Pedal faster!' We rode over to the county park & the kids played for a little bit, and then we rode back. I'm very glad that I've been running, otherwise I never would have made it up the one big hill we had to climb while towing the trailer with the kids in it - maybe 80 lbs total? I was HUFFING AND PUFFING, but did make it to the top.

We tried it again on Sunday night but Jason (who'd been kind of fussy all day) was NOT having any of it & we came back early. I'm hoping it was just a mood he was in and not that he hates the trailer, because I love it!

Yesterday afternoon I made my first batch of home-made ice cream for the summer, we went with Strawberry, and it was delicious! We all had big bowls of ice cream after our aborted bike ride. If you don't have one, get the Cuisinart Ice Cream maker and Ben & Jerry's ice cream recipe book. Then it won't be just me putting on 10 lbs this summer :)

and finally, Evie's last day of school is apparently Thursday the 11th (I thought it was Friday the 12th - glad I looked this morning!) Last week they had a Spring Fling thing going on and Wednesday was Crazy Hair day. I'm sure you've seen this before, but we did the braids with pipe cleaners in Evie's hair - so much fun! She was so excited to go to school & I was glad to hear that only one other girl had done this too.

I'm still panicking about summer. Evie tried out for the swim team and she's been accepted if she wants to do it (which of course she does) so I'm trying to figure out how I can entertain the other 3 at the pool for 45 minutes every morning for 8 weeks, as well as how I'm going to plan our days to fit everything in. I have a feeling I'll be looking forward to September so I can relax!


  1. I can just picture all of ya'll riding bikes! How FUN!! I love it.

    Don't panic about summer- it will all work out in the long run.


  2. Cute hair :) We love your bike trailer...mus thave with all these little kids.

    I hear you on the swim team thing and what to do with the other 3...are you any closer to deciding? Is there an area
    9liek a grassy hill where they can just run around?

  3. We are just getting into a phase where everybody is happy in the's monumental :)

    I love Evie's hair, she's so cute!

  4. I can't wait until my kids are old enough to ride bikes! I used to love it so much when I was a kid and I even have a mountain bike handing in my garage that I got when I was single.

    Ice cream maker huh? Did I tell you that i'm addicted to the Lil Drumsticks?

  5. What a good mom!!! Ice cream and bike rides. You win mommy of the day :-)

  6. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

    It's a good thing you work out!

    Love the hair, I've done that for my girls before and they loved it.

  7. How fun!!! What a great activity and so nice that you all can go. And cute hair! My kids love crazy hair day.

    Hope things are going well for you!


  8. We just got a bike trailer too - yeah! :)

    Your kids are so darn cute - Evie looks so much like you.

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  9. That last pic of the crazy hair is so cute! I remember crazy hair day at fun! Your little ones in the bike trailer are adorable. You have me craving some homeade ice cream...preferable the strawberry variety. I think I'll put that on my to-do list for this weekend. ☺

  10. Love love love her hair! Too cute! The bike riding sounds like so much fun! When we went to the outer banks we rented bikes and the kids rode o the back. They had so much FUN! We all did. We looked forward to our nightly bike ride :) My only suggestion for the 45 minutes at the pool is SNACKS and LOTS of them! I can keep my guys occupied as long as I keep haniding out the goldfish ;) You have me very interested in this icecream, but I am not sure that I want be..... lol

  11. He probably just doesn't like sitting in that close of proximity to his sister.

    Congrats to Evie on making the swim team...the next Dana Torres perhaps?

  12. Every morning for 8 weeks?? I don't envy you but I bet Evie will love it! Love her hair...I had never heard of doing that.


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