We got the little dude a bike for his fifth birthday, and he's ridden a bit off and on, but it was just this weekend, two years later, that he finally seems motivated to nail the skills. Maybe going to test ride a tandem bike with SwingDaddy is what gave him that extra incentive.
Go Q-ster! He can balance, ride, and stop reasonably well, but needs a little assistance with starting. (Better than the reverse, of course.) It's really fun to see him zipping by.
His little brother is tackling the glide bike (pedal-less) with aplomb. The sidewalk buckles where our neighbor's tree roots have spread, and Buster rode back and forth over what is effectively a ramp, reveling in the "jump."
Then he pulled the bike up a big rock - I think he's aiming for an off-road experience already.
Today was the Q-ster's last day of first grade. He dutifully stood for a picture, but didn't want to pose in front of his friends, so we took it just while we were still across the street from the school. I guess that's a sign of impending growing up.
Buster has been saying with relish, "I don't have school tomorrow - I am going to play ALL DAY LONG." Like he didn't do that before anyway.