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A new phase

The boys go through a lot of phases. Sometimes they are very noticeable, other time more subtle. The latest phase is the bike riding phase. They ride several times a day EVERYDAY. It all started late last year when Ryan took his training wheels off as we wrote about here.  At the same time, the top thing on Kevin’s wish list from Santa was a new bigger bike with gears. As a result, in the new year we have a 4 year old who is feeling the freedom of no training wheels and a 6 year old who now has...

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Year end road trip

Over the Christmas/New Years holidays we didn’t have any big travel plans. We had hoped to go ski but mother nature decided not to cooperate on delivering snow. The boys were getting restless after a week off school so Heather and I decided on the spur of the moment to take a road trip over New Years Day. First stop on our excellent road trip was Pinnacles National Park.  Just say the word “cave” to any young boy and they will be ready to go hike.  We packed up a lunch and a handful of flashlights and headed off on...

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I can do it myself!!

This past weekend we took the boys with their bikes to a local trail. Ryan still had his training wheels on and Kevin didn’t.  While riding down the trail Ryan decided it would be fun to race a guy running on the trail. Racing side by side, the guy look over at Ryan and said “you look like your ready to take those training wheels off”.  Evidently those words really sunk in. As soon as we returned home, Ryan went directly to the toolbox, pulled out an adjustable wrench and decided to take his training wheels off himself. The next...