Monday, August 10, 2009

Bike Rides

Thank you credit card cash back! We had saved up for a few years and had enough money to purchase a bike trailer to take Charlotte for a ride. We purchased our bikes a year ago and are happy to be able to use them and enjoy biking with Charlotte. It is somewhat bitter sweet as we knew that the only way we would be able to do this together, was after Ryan was in heaven. As we bike out in the great outdoors, our thoughts turn to him often, hoping he is right with us. Daddy could have used a push up the long, big hill this week! Maybe Ryan will help him out next time!
The first ride we took, Charlotte had to go without her helmet because the one we bought was too big... sigh. The story of her life. But, we were excited to take it out for a spin. We did like anyone would do after not exercising at all the last few months and TOTALLY over did it!! It doesn't help when it is 80 some degrees outside and the humidity of the air is so thick you feel sticky the instant you go outdoors. To save Chris some embrassment, I'll spare you most of the details, but after a long trek up a long hill, he headed for the grass for a breather and to allow the color to return to his face. I contemplated whether or not to go get the car...

The new helmet, Daddy making sure it fits just right.

The next ride we went on was much more relaxing. We are looking forward to more like that!
The Hawns


Chris Foster said...

Jenn and Chris,

I look forward to reading your entries every day. The two of you are amazing people. It is so beautiful to see Charlotte's big smile.

Stefany said...

She looks adorable in her new helmet! Whew though... I don't think I could ride outside right now. Even with the cool(er) weather we had here, the humidity is just too much!