June 27, 2007

Today's B-Day Brought to You by the Number 7

... And the letters J-A-K-E.

No Big Gulps from the 7-11 or any tastings of 7-Up spiked punch were necessary to give this party a SEVEN star rating. Just spending time with the cousins (ironically, seven in all), munching down some nascar cake (see picture for reference - and a sighting of the sponsored number 7), and the opening of...well...a few more than seven gifts.

Tune in next month - plus a few weeks - for a b-day brought to you by the number 3...

June 02, 2007

Got the Bike...But Not a Bite

We've all heard the phrase, "It's just like riding a bike." Implying that once you get it, you never forget how. Apparently, trying to get it, isn't as simple as never forgetting it...especially for a 6 year old. But today we got it. Jake got how to ride a bike, including starting and...well, we're still perfecting the stopping. It wasn't easy to master the starting-by-yourself-part...which became a bit frustrating for dad because it was a smidge terrifying for Jake (who doesn't necessarily embrace the word adventure). But it was time to get this thing got...and today...we got the bike.

After the bike, Jake, Ezra and I took a short walk to our fishing hole to see if the fish were biting. They weren't.

So today, we got the bike...but not a bite.