Saturday, April 2, 2011

Nieve's First Chariot Ride

Not exactly delighted. Neither of them.

Not a chariot in the Ben Hur sense, rather the Chariot brand kiddie trailer that Ronan has been using for the past couple of years. Given that Nieve will be one year old in a couple of weeks we decided that she's big enough to use it as well.

Nieve's helmet (which used to be Ronan's old one) is perhaps a tad too big

Nieve's first impressions of this new mode of transport received mixed reviews - she wasn't wild about the helmet and was generally unimpressed by the tight quarters, especially when waiting around. Once moving, however, her attitude changed. She went from mildly grumpy to smiling as we gained speed. On a small downhill, where we really got moving, Nieve was outright laughing. For our kids it appears that speed equals fun.

Reading books make boring photo shoots less tiresome

Some of my favorite times with Ronan have been riding around our neighborhood/Stanford campus looking for fun spots to explore. I'm hoping that the three of us (and Mom too, joining on her bicycle) will be able to create some similar memories this year!


CalBadger said...

I can hardily see Nieve in that helmut! Very cute and fun for everybody!

Holly Teetzel said...

Yes, at "rest position" those 2 kids look singularly unimpressed (and squished), but I'm glad you didn't try to photograph them laughing as you were speeding downhill! That's got to be a lot of weight to pull when you're riding UPhill, though. Wanna borrow my Vespa??? Happy riding, one and all.