This is Gwen on her first bike. She has been riding around on her little red tricycle that my parents bought her a few years ago. So we decided it was time. We were going to wait for her birthday, but then we aren't really the kind of kids who like to wait once we decide to do something. And since we are such supporters of shopping locally, we spent 3 times what we could have for the same size bike at Kmart. (Did anyone realize that when I say "we" I really mean "Joey"? Except for the shopping local thing, I do support that.) Well anyway, Gwen did love all the personal attention she received from all the guys at Jorgensen Honda who tried to convince her that this was the bike she wanted and not the other ones that were half the size. (Max's new nickname is "The Blur". I can't get a decent picture of him lately because he is too fast.)
So, Gwen won't ride the bike yet. She will sit on and pet it and talk to it. She named it Crocky (she was wearing her crocs when she thought of it, still no originality, just like me). The bolts on the front are its eyes and the handlebars are its piggy tails, I guess she does have an imagination. She says she will ride it as soon as it grows training wheels for the front tire too.
This is a strawberry from our garden. We went to pick them this morning and two of them had little bites in them. They kind of looked like human bite marks, but how do I know what rodent bite marks look like? So I threw them out and went inside to call my mother in law to see what to do about rodents in the strawberry patch. Just then Gwen ran in to tell me that something got the strawberries we just picked!! It was Max. When I got out there he was sinking his teeth into all the strawberries and then throwing them back into the garden. I compared and it was the same teeth marks. He must have thrown them because he realized they were food. He doesn't eat food and if you try to hand feed him he looks at you like you're crazy. But he will eat leaves and flowers and bugs. Today Joey caught him licking dirt off the driveway.