As I mentioned in yesterday's post, our little family went on a long search for the perfect bike for Ash. All her peers now have bikes, and the meltdowns because she did not have been over the top. I really wanted to get her one of those balance bikes, but they seem to be an online thing only for the stores we went to (Walmart, Target, and ToysRUs). The regular little bikes with training wheels were too big for her. The first place we looked was Walmart and they had a Radio Flyer trike in pink and red (Ash wanted red). I thought we should go to Target to look for a balance bike before we made a decision. We went to several different Targets and a ToysRUs for nothing, before trying the last Walmart on our way home to just get the darn trike (that store didn't have red). After today, I was left wondering if we just wasted our evening.
This morning after getting dressed, having breakfast and coloring for a little bit, Ash remembered that she had a bike in the back of the car. We went out to get it and she was excited for about one minute (should have had the camera handy then). This is what followed:
(she became quickly disenchanted because pedaling isn't really as easy as it looks! and when you can't pedal, the bike just sits there, stupidly!)
(she did a lot of this)
(which brought this pic to mind. another frustrating time, at 11 months old, when she couldn't reach the clothes in the bottom of the bucket.)
(after every bout of screaming in anger, she'd abandon her trike - always on its side - and stalk away in disgust.)
(with lots of pouting, of course)
(every time returning, five seconds later, to see if the trike was ready to behave itself)
And now for the........
Giveaway Winner! Keya said, "I need some good sleep." Congrats! I'll just need your mailing address and I'll send the lavendar sugar scrub, unless you'd like lavendar-vanilla instead. :)
Keya, I hope you get some fabulous sleep soon!
I should probably clarify that when I say 9 hours, I don't mean it's always a restful 9 hours. I am pregnant, you know.
I wish I could send this sugar scrub to all of you. Waaaaaaiiiit. I can! For those of you who entered this particular giveaway, I will send you a 2 ounce sample of any of my sugar scrubs for free. All you'd have to do is pay the shipping (check, paypal, money order, whatev), which is $2.50 and I'll do the rest. Yay! That's cool. The only not-so-fun part of giveaways is not being able to give the prize to everyone! Leave a comment or e-mail me if you're interested.
P.S. Blogger is giving me a hard time again. I am sooooooo beyond irritated with all the issues in the past 4 months. Those of you who have your comment settings on " Embedded below post" (versus "Full page" or Pop-up Window), I cannot leave you any comment love. I'm sorry. Deleting my cookies is not making a difference anymore. If you haven't heard from me in a while and I owe you a comment (I always comment back), your chosen settings (and Blogger's seeming inability to work out their bugs) may be the reason. Sorry!