Our weather has been so nice that we just had to try and get outside while we could (which was a good choice because it snowed all last night!). So Sunday we got out the bikes, aired them up and hooked up the bike trailer, and we took off! Jarom followed Amy and I the whole time. He's got stamina and he's a good little rider. We told him this summer we'd try to get him a bigger bike, maybe even a little mountain bike with shifters and gears and everything.
We rode across town to Ream Park--the duck pond--and hopped on the bike trail, the Provo River Parkway, to try and make it to Utah Lake before dark. We didn't quite make it--about two miles short--because we were going slow and steady in order to let everyone keep up, but we did make it to the rope swing. Oey threw rocks in the river and Jarom and Bella took turns swinging. All in all we rode a total of 7 miles, which is the farthest Jarom's ever done! We stopped at Exchange Park (per Jarom's request) to play for a while before making it home before sunset. We'll be doing this again soon, and next time we'll leave earlier and make it all the way to our lake.
Just taking off. We all had sunglasses on, even though the lighting makes it look pretty unnecessary. Jarom just cruises back on the forth on the sidewalk, casually gliding along, taking it easy.
We stopped at the Provo River by the railroad tracks for a quick break.
to check out the swans
and for Bella to use Wall-E style binoculars
our mountains behind us
We made it to the rope swing and Jarom jumped right on.
followed by Bella
and then my love, the prettiest rope-swinger of them all
Jarom climbed the massive tree following his turn
and I gave Bella some pushes, although she's an excellent pumper and can get as high as she wants really
And this is what Orion was contented with the whole time--the river. Water. Throwing rocks, splashing, mucking through mud in his shoes. He just can't get enough.
You can see the pretty sky behind us as it was getting darker.