Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Miracle Has Occured




Rachel learned how to ride a two wheeler. Rachel turned 9 on April 30th and I told her that it was time for her to really commit to learning to ride her bike. She was very nervous about falling and breaking something. She has broken both her wrists basically walking down the street.Poor thing. We got her bike out and she had fear all over her face. I said "Rachel, I'll give you 20 bucks if you learn how to ride your bike." She said "Really, OK!" Wouldn't you know it, about 10 minutes later she had it down. I'm so proud of her. She's on her bike all the time now, even in the blazing Texas heat. I asked her if she felt like a new woman and she said "mom, I can go everywhere fast!" Isn't money a great motivator!

13 comments:

kg said...

That's funny, when there's an insentive..there is a way! I'm wanting Grant to learn without the training wheels. I'm sure she feels the freedom :)

imacootie said...

She's such a cutie! I think we had to use $$ to motivate Garret too...while his little sister rode circles around him trying to show him how its done. It was not pleasant. But I got some great pictures to scrapbook! haha!

Julie said...

Good for her! Money works wonders around here....

Toni said...

Great job, Rachel! Sky's the limit now! Don't spend your $20 bucks all in one place!

Mama Nirvana said...

She looks like a little Heidi! What an accomplishment.

Amy

Jayna said...

I can't believe how old she looks! It's been forever since we've seen all you guys, you need to make a trip out.

Ditto Family said...

I wish someone would give me $20 bucks to learn something new. We're going to work on Alysee learning this summer too. So fun to see a recent picture of one of your kids.

Shyla said...

She is getting old! I am sure we will have to do the same thing with Jaysten! Money is a great idea!

Andrea said...

Go Rachel! I can't wait to see you tomorrow. Heidi, you look so pretty in your blog picture. What a georgous sister I have!!

Heidi said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww

Marisa said...

Ha, you've got a little capitalist! :) Money is a great motivator! That's how we get Spencer to stay in his bed at night -- if he comes down he has to pay us $1!

Laura said...

Way to go Rachel!! Riding bikes are so much fun! Wow Heidi your daughter is growing up, she is such a pretty girl just like her Mom! Sure do miss all of you, Uncle Jim has a trip out that way in the fall and I am going to come with him so I can see you all of you! WhooHoo!! Love Ya

buhtafly said...

Haley loves money, I think I will try that to get her motivated to her training wheels off! Rachel is so cute! We really need to get together! Its been way, way way too long!!