Normally, we do new bikes for birthdays. Alyssa's birthday, however, is in December...not a time to be getting a child a new bike and then having to tell them they have to wait until spring to ride it because it is so cold outside. So, Jason and I made the decision to surprise Alyssa with a new bike today. We knew what size we wanted to get her so I took off to WalMart this afternoon while Jason stayed home with the kids. I called him once I got there with the options and there was no question about what bike to get once I mentioned the bike with the ladybugs on it. For those of you who don't know it, we have always called Alyssa our little bug and she collects ladybug stuff. Daddy decided that we needed to get the bike that fit her the best...the bike with the ladybugs! Did I mention her bike helmet already had ladybugs on it? How could we not go with the ladybug bike?
So, after all the fun in the wading pools and on the slip-n-slides (see previous post), we had Alyssa go in and get dried off and dressed while we pulled the bike out of the van and got it into place. She was so excited when she came out and found her new bike. It was the best surprise and now it won't be so painful to watch her ride her little 16" bike.
Here she is with her eyes closed waiting to be told..."OPEN THEM!"
Excited and embarrassed because the neighbors were watching.
Posing for mom...really wanting to go get her helmet and take her new bike for a spin.