Sorry I haven't been around much, been spending my time on-line researching cello's and cello lessons for Ethan.
Also got contacted by our local #AMBUCS chapter and looks like I'll be taking care of their website. Some of you may remember that the national #AMBUCS program is where Ethan and I got our trikes from.
Been spending most of the rest of my time sleeping
Hope everyone is doing well and I'll try to catch up and chat more later this afternoon when I get home from PT.
Nope but we have had some rain and will be getting more as the temperature drops so it's probably coming. Temps have been to high for ice the last couple of days.
I was completely out of commission physically after Christmas because of helping Ethan so much with his Legos on Xmas day and then I got sick so I'm disappointed that I haven't been able to put the trike together and if the weather stays cold I won't be able to ride it with him.
Fortunately #AMBUCS was nice enough to give us an indoor trainer with Ethan's trike so I'll be able to use that to help build up some fitness over the winter once I get better
Ethan has asked to ride his #AMBUCS #Amtryke almost every day since he got it. Safe to say that he loves it.
He has done a great job mastering it, even has the parking breaks completely figured out.
One frustrating thing for him has been getting stuck when he gets off the sidewalk and today I was able to get him to understand how to push it while steering to get it back on again and later when he got stuck again he got right off and did just what I showed him which was awesome to see
Sure glad that I have my scooter or I wouldn't be able to let him ride so much but can't wait to get my trike
Route was about 3.5 miles, unfortunately about 1/4 mile from the house he managed to roll the trike racking up his first accident and injury. His response to pain is one of the amazing things about him because even though you could tell he didn't like it, other than being trapped under the trike with his foot stuck in the pedal he didn't make any noise at all... but he wasn't getting back on and I had to let him ride the scooter while I rode the trike.
The real test is going to be whether he asks to ride it again in the next couple of days...
I am very happy to announce that Ethan received his #Amtryke from #AMBUCS
We took it to his best friends house so that it would be a surprise and he could ride it safely in the cul-de-sac that she lives on without having to worry so much about him accidentally getting into the street
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Shelly, Ethan and I all want to thank you and tell you how much this means to us. You can see in the video a couple of examples of him looking at people's houses and losing focus on what he is doing leading to him running off the sidewalk or completely stopping. These are examples of why riding a bike without training wheels was impossible for him.
We plan to take him to a park with bike paths this week and will try to get some more videos of him then. We are hoping that without the distraction of homes and mailboxes that he will be able to focus on path