Today I have a picture of Jacob’s early birthday gift from Nana and Papa. I can’t belive my little guy has his first multi-speed bike. I can’t wait to go one long rides with him this summer.
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It was a beautiful day today, spring had definitely sprung as Jacob said this after noon. It also ment that it was time to dust of the bikes. While dusting Violet’s bike I also took off her Training wheels to see how she could handle it, and handle it she did. With a bit of help from Melissa and I she just wouldn’t stop trying. It sure helped when one the neighbourhood kids started helping her out. I’m amazed at how quickly she seems to be getting. She could be riding like a pro by the end of the week.
Today we headed out to Violets first week of Ball Hockey. She was so excited to hit the ice pad and met her new team. I think that the best part for her was that two of her pre-school friends are on the team. Watching her go through the different drills was great. She listened to the coaches and tried hard. I think it will be great for next years hockey season.
With Spring weather finally here I didn’t want to spend the day in the house with the kids. So instead we headed down to high park for them to play in their favourite playground the Castle playground. Of course I couldn’t leave Ruby inside on such a lovely day. So while the kids played Ruby and I explored the huge off leash area. I have know that it was their since we got Ruby and I started paying attention to such things. Now that we’ve been there I foresee many visits this summer.
Ruby loved the freedom of walking without the leash, and she never strayed to far. She was excited to see the other dogs, but didn’t really want to play with them. She was happiest chasing after sticks and walking down the trails with me.
It also brought back a lot of memories from my youth. I spent many a summers and winter day wandering high park with friends and family. The off leash paths went right through the middle of some of my memories, and though I let the kids play in the Castle playground today during future visits I expect to have them walking with me and Ruby.