The tricycle has come out of hibernation and Magnolia has been cruising around the sidewalk and the driveway. She can pretty much do it all by herself; she just favors one foot. I guess she just has her own kind of rhythm. It works well enough to get her from one end of the driveway to the other. She was so excited for daddy to come home so that she could show him how she rides her bike all by herself. And what a sense of pride I felt for my little girl learning to ride her bike, even though it is just a tricycle. I watched her focus and try and fail and try and fail and keep trying until she somewhat got the hang of it. I'm sure by the end of summer she will be racing around and need some new more challenging terrain, like our neighborhood sidewalks which look to not have been repaired since sometime in the 50s.