About three weeks ago, Ilsa voiced interest in learning how to ride her bike without training wheels. It was apparent after an afternoon of trying that she wasn't quite ready yet.
Then this past Saturday afternoon, she pulled out Ingrid's little bike without wheels and spent about 2 hours scooting around on it...not riding, just balancing. (This was all on her own.) On Sunday afternoon after church, out came the bikes again. This time, Chad took her out into our quiet street (no, there weren't any cars there!) and gave her the final nudges she needed. Within 10 minutes she was riding!
No, she didn't hit the neighbor's SUV. She swerved just in time.
Of course, she is perfectly coordinated with her bike: pink and purple.