I knew and I didn’t know if Owen would sleep late. I had hope but it was a Saturday morning after all. He had plans, big, big plans. He wanted to go to the park and bowling. I thought he might go see his grandma today but I wasn’t sure so I didn’t want to tell him until we were on the way. He was very happy. I left him there while I went to the store and got our lunch. When I got back we ate and then visited with some neighbors. I asked Owen if he wanted to go bowling or to the park to ride his bike. He decided to ride his bike. When we got there I saw two boys sitting on the bench with their bikes on the ground. We were there about five minutes and more kids came. They all had bikes that were more like the dirt bike style. They were jumping a hill near the area Owen usually rides at. He wanted to jump the hill like the other kids. He kept saying “Owen’s turn.” He tried to convince them to give him their bikes so he could jump over the hill but he is still learning to ride with his training wheels and their bikes were too big for him. They were all very kind though. I tried to get him to stay out of their way but instead, they were all making sure they watched for him and let him take a couple of turns on the hill. Several of them talked to him and told him about their bikes and explained how they ride them and have to stop. It was a cool experience and I think the training wheels will be off before we know it. His excitement was cool to watch. I was thankful they were all very respectful. There is a bike path at church but I always have him ride on the parking lot because it’s easier to keep an eye on him and I need him to get used to the little hills first. I’m glad for the excitement and the experience we had today. When we left there he told me he wanted to go bowling on Wednesday so we will see what happens with that. Then when we left the park he told me he wanted to go to the underpass and not the windows. I asked him a couple of times which one he wanted because I told him we were not going to do both. He meant both and he wasn’t pleased that I didn’t take him everywhere. I told him we could go to the windows tomorrow. He didn’t want to get out of the car when we got home and started screaming for me to take him to the “green stop sign” so he could see the air conditioner but eventually, he decided he would get out of the car so he could take a bath. The night went quickly and he was in a great mood after that. He gave me a big hug after his big day and off to bed he went. I’m thankful for my Sweet Baby O and all he is accomplishing. Never give up on the hope for tomorrow. Smiles to all and donut daze!
I'm Lynn Browder. Owen's Mommy. The best moments in time are when I get to see the smile on his face and that giggle come from his heart.