Saturday, May 5, 2012

Little Digger

Hello!  Hope your enjoying your weekend!  It's an absolutely beautiful spring day and we are enjoying just relaxing and spending time as a family!  It's been too long since we've had a no plans sort of day and I am loving it!

I have been quite crafty too today!  I started much earlier than usual with crafting, maybe I will do that more often!  :>  Or maybe it's because brother called this morning and asked for 3 cards that he needs by tonight!  One of them was a baby boy card which worked out so well as on facebook I won this delightful set Onesie Twosie by Taylored Expressions last month so I was more than happy to have a reason to use it!  Here's the card I made him:

I absolutely love the sentiment and the digger stamp!  I used the This and That collection by Echo Park for the pp and the mini wood close pin is from my stash I have had them since I started papercrafting!  :>

 I am quite happy to share that this week Ariel learned how to ride a two wheeler!  Yay no more training wheels!  I feel in a way it's been a long time coming because she had no interest in learning or even riding her bike. But since the start of the school year she has been talking about how in June her school has a bike rally.  I think she was dreading it!  On Monday I announced that starting today we would be practicing with her riding her bike everyday!  On Monday Chad and I took turns helping her, she was scared and maybe even shaking.  I told her that everyone starts that way but everyone learns how to do it and so will you!  Tuesday lots of help from me and Chad and at the end she said no more and started herself.  Wednesday she is all excited to come home from school to go and practice riding her bike, by myself!  Thursday she has really got it and can even go in circles!  The best part of it all really is all the kids who live in the street who would encourage her.  They would either shout "Ariel your doing it!"  Or ride along beside her and encourage her!  And give her tips and show her what to do!  It truly was so touching to see this!  She is absolutely loving riding her bike now!


Of course I don't get a photo of her actually riding!  LOL  Next up is teaching Carter how to peddle his bike!  I think in a bit he will be willing to learn after watching Ariel loving it!  

Well I am off to get dinner ready and enjoy a nice relaxing Saturday night!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

12 comments:

~amy~ said...

Love the sweet baby card!!! Congrats on your new cyclist!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cute card and congrats on your new little biker!!!

Dawn said...

Such a cute card Anita. And how pleasing for Ariel. Bike riding is such fun.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Such an adorable little digger card! Congrats Ariel! Yay!

Cindy said...

Adorable card!

Cindy C. said...

Cute baby card!

Maureen Morton said...

What a big girl accomplishment - freedom on wheels! Ha! Look out, Mom. Love this dear card - yummy colors, too.

Robin K. said...

Such a darling baby card!!! And "Yay" for Ariel learning to ride on her own!!!

Brenda said...

Love that sweet little onesie card Anita! Natasha also just learned to ride her bike in January, and it's so funny, she also started by going around and around in circles, but so fast! I was a nervous wreck!

Christiana said...

Such a darling card! Love it.

jennfontaine said...

Yay Ariel! It sounds like you and Chad made it such a positive experience for her!

That card is just too cute! Love the soft colours and the bright twine! Such a sweet stamp set! (and the little clothes pin!!)

Greta said...

Just adorable!

 

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