April 7, 2011- Skyler rode his bike for the first time without training wheels! He and I practiced together after he gave me permission to take the training wheels off his bike on Wednesday (April 6). He and Thomas did practice months and months ago when he was much more reluctant to take the training wheels off. On Thursday, as soon as he was dropped off by a carpooling friend from Kendall's After School Program, Skyler took his bike out and was going to ride it without anyone holding onto the seat. He was just going to ride it without us knowing! So after trying to get a good start and momentum going, Skyler was off pedaling his bike... without training wheels! I was hollering, "Oh my gosh, he's riding!" Tasia was excited. I told her to go in the house and get Dad. He came out and was surprised when Skyler took off pedaling. Skyler did take a few ceremonial crashes/tumbles. What an exciting afternoon, we all had smiles on our faces and Skyler was the most thrilled of us all.