Archive for July, 2010

Bike riding

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Lauren’s new bike doesn’t have training wheels on it, so on the weekend we took Lauren out to see how she did, riding all on her own. I ran beside the bike, while she pedalled and tried to stay upright. She did very well – she didn’t have any major falls (like Evan did when he was learning) and in the end she could pretty well stay upright all by herself. She still needs a bit more time to gain confidence, but certainly the skills are there – just need to be fine-tuned.

I caught some video of it – I will post it on YouTube soon…

Lauren’s 6th birthday

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Lauren had her 6th birthday on Friday, which was also the last day of school. Must be a nice birthday present to have the last day of school on your birthday.

We had a party for her and her friends on the day before and she wanted to go bowling, so we took her and 6 others to the local bowling. I took the day off work to help arrange things and pick them up from school.

The kids all did well – most used the ramp to bowl the balls, but from around mid-game, Lauren started to throw the ball herself without the ramp! She did quite well throwing the heavy bowling ball. She ended up getting 2nd best and I think all the girls had a good time.

We then went home for some crafts (foam door hangers with their own designs on it) and some food. By 7pm everybody had gone and we settled in for the evening.

On her actual birthday we went to Cobb & Co for dinner and she got to order a “traffic light” “cocktail” which was pretty neat for her.

For presents, we bought her a bike, which was half-paid for by Oma and Opa and a card game that Larry sent over. The game is called “Apples to Apples” and is about matching words with similar concepts/themes. Ie the target card is flipped over to be “Fun” and people choose the card in their hand most matching “Fun” like “dancing” or “video games” or whatever. Brings some funny situations when people try to influence the judge to use their card.

Here are some pictures of her birthday:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Ralph.Hoflich/LaurenS6thBirthday#

We made an invitation to the party, which was quite cute. Lauren searched google images and found this. She’s really into dogs:

From Lauren's 6th birthday