I am so lucky to have Amara live close by so that I can be a part of the every day stuff. It is some of the best stuff ever. Jenna is still doing physical therapy for her shoulder from her fall and so the other day I went over to babysit Amara, who has been working really hard to learn to ride her bike. She is about 98% there. She has been practicing starting and stopping a lot, she’s got the riding part down! So while Mommy was gone she rode her bike around the block while I ran trying to keep up with her! I got a work out!
The best part of our ride was when we got to the last corner. The people had just recently put in a really nice little white picket fence — and it was covered with ladybugs in various stages of life! I love ladybugs — I’ve mentioned before I had them on my wedding cake and these were amazing! We stopped riding for a while and watched them. There were larva (ugly), pupa, empty pupa shells and lots of ladybugs. We even found one bug that seemed to have just emerged from his pupa and was very wet looking and his shell was semi-transparent. We finally decided to finish our ride/run home but after getting lots of water we decided to walk back and see them some more. Watching these ladybugs was a wonderful experience made even better because the 2 of us shared it.
Amara took her parents back later that day and most of them were gone. Her Mommy did get us a picture to remember the day by.
Yesterday Mommy and Daddy got Amara her new bike. Grampy and I are thrilled as this means the old bike is coming here to live!*
*UPDATE: This is an older post and the bike that came to live at our house when she got this new bike was recently replaced by this new bike!
This post has been linked to Say it Saturday at Family Home and Life.