Monday, April 25, 2011

Grace's New Ride - Adams Trail-A-Bike

We really wanted to get Grace a bike for the spring as she has outgrown the Kangaroo seat that we have been using for the past couple years.  We debated getting her a bike of her own but decided to look into trailer bike so we can take longer family rides together.

We found the Adams Trail-a-Bike while researching bikes online and it  was really well reviewed so we gave it a shot.  It came while we were on vacation so we were really excited to give it a try when we got home this past weekend.

Adams sells a couple options on these bikes, we chose the compact folding model which is recommended for ages three to five.  I am pretty sure Grace will be able to use it past 5 though.  They have a tandem model as well as larger bikes for kids up to 10 years old.  The bike also has an optional seat back with a seat belt that I thought we were going to need to get but based on Grace's comfort level on our first quick test ride I don't think we will need it.

The one drawback is that the bike is pretty heavy.  It weights 23 pounds, add to that a 30 pound kid an that is a lot of extra weight to drag around.   So I don't think we will be taking many 25 mile trips.  I also got a little nervous on our first ride as I can't see her back there while I am riding so I picked up a mirror so I can keep an eye on her. 

Looking forward to getting out on the bike trails next weekend for a longer ride of the weather cooperates.  A quick video below of Grace's first ride.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


We spent the better part of last week in Disney World.  It was my first time going to Disney (Jen has been a couple times) so it was great being able to experience everything for the first time with Grace.  What can I say about Disney....It was really hot and really crowded but we had a blast.   

Grace is really into pricesses right now and her favorite princess is Snow White so it was pretty cool that she was waiting for us under the Magnolia tree as soon as we entered the Magic Kingdom.

Our first day was spent at the Magic Kingdom and Grace proved to us once again that she is fearless.  She went on every ride that she was able to and was begging for more.  Some of the rides have a 40 inch height requiremet and Grace was a little too short so we will definitely have some new experiences the next time we go.  More pics of our week below.

 Riding Dumbo with Mommy
 Cinderella and her castle
 Animal Kingdom with Mommy
 Re-enacting a scene from Snow White
 Swiss Family Tree House with Daddy
Lunch with Minnie

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter 2011

Lots of blogging to catch up on.  Especially our trip to Disney this past week.  More to come.....

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring, Wonderful Spring

Spring finally made an appearance here this weekend.  We had temperatures in the mid 60s and the snow is finally melted in our yard.  Grace was so excited she was jumping around the back yard yelling, "It's Summer, It's Summer!!!"  We spent a lot of time outside this weekend sucking up the warmth--including the maiden voyage of our new kayak.  Now we can get the whole family our for kayak trips and I won't have to paddle solo anymore.