Pure Joy

Posted on May 17, 2005 at 01:40 AM

It's not often that you bear witness to a milestone in someone's life. As a parent you are lucky enough to experience quite a few. Birthdays, the first words, first steps, but nothing is quite as awe inspiring (or scary) as watching your child learn to ride a bike on his own.

It takes you back to a time when you were that age. Free from the stresses of adulthood. No job or bills to worry about. Just you, the bike, and the open road. It's one of the first signs that your "baby" is starting to grow up. He no longer needs training wheels to keep him steady and is now free to go where ever the road takes him.

It is true foreshadowing of what lies ahead in the years that soon follow (If you're a parent, just think of yourself as the "training wheels").

The following video was taken on Nick's second day of riding a bike, sans training wheels. It's amazing how quickly he's picked it up. Sure there's been some wrecks, nothing a few hugs and kisses won't heal. But after every spill he pops right up ready to get back in the saddle. I think we can expect to spend quite a few more nights up at the parking lot.

Technical Information: The following video is about 8MB. If you have a high speed internet connection, you can click on the image below and the movie will start playing. Otherwise, I recommend you right click on the picture, then click "Save Target As" to save it to a location on your computer. You will need Microsoft's Windows Media Player in order to view the video.

So, without further adieu, I give you Pure Joy.

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Great job to all!! Reminds me of the day you cashed in your old Big Wheel for a bike.

Love the music and the ending is wonderful.
I did notice that you must have attended Mother's School of Photography--don't take your photos in the direction of the sun.

Your Dad

Posted by: Your Dad | May 17, 2005 09:03 PM


Posted by: SISTER | May 18, 2005 09:34 AM

Your Mom says Hi. We were out to dinner tonight and got on your cool web site at our house. I liked the pics of your son on his bicyle.
CALL YOUR MOM ONCE IN A WHILE. (She shot 85 today)

Posted by: Dennis Murphy | May 28, 2005 08:42 PM

Who the hell is Dennis Murphy?

Posted by: dana | June 29, 2005 12:07 PM

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