Bergen got a bike. We decided a while ago we wanted to get him a no pedal balance bike. He just pushes off with his feet, as he gets more comfortable with his balance he can start to pick up his feet and glide. We ordered it online and it came 3 days later, and then I had to wait another two days for Travis to get home to open it. I really wanted to open it immediately, but I knew if I was gone I would want them to wait until I was there. So I waited, but it was really hard :)
On the way home from the airport yesterday we told Bergen we had a surprise for him. By the time we got home he was very excited for his "sa-prise". He was trying to sit on it before we even had it put together. He loves it! For two days now he's ridden it all around the house, up and down the sidewalk outside, around the entire block with mommy and daddy last night, and all around the house again today. Would you be surprised if I said he had to sleep with it next to his bed? Well don't be because he did :) It's only 6.5 lbs., so he can carry and maneuver it really easily. He's already taken it over dirt piles, the curb, Travis's legs, oh and the coffee table. Thankfully not riding it on the coffee table, but lifting the bike up onto it. We put a stop to that one. Silly kid! The pictures are of him riding it yesterday. It was pretty warm outside and his hair got super sweaty under that helmet, but he was a good sport to keep it on. He also had a water bottle he kept near by so he could take drinks to stay cool. I'm so glad Bergen likes it as much as we thought he might (especially since it was kind of expensive, no garage sale deal on this one).
This week we did a lot of yard work. Woohoo right?! Well Travis is woohooing that the fence is fixed and he can finally cross that no fun job off his list. First it was one, then two, and finally three posts rotted and the fence was REALLY leaning. And probably the only reason it hadn't fallen over was because it's been tied to the trampoline since last summer. In several places :) Travis had to take the fence apart, dig holes, cement new posts into the ground, then put the fence back together. I helped a little, mostly with the cementing part, otherwise I was on Bergen duty.
We also worked in the front yard and planted 31 new plants. We had no idea we had gotten than many until we started planting and it was taking a while, a long while. Our neighbors asked if we were trying for yard of the month. Travis said no, just trying to keep from getting nasty letters from the HOA. (We may have been known to get mow your lawn letters every once and a while, but I hear we aren't the only ones so I don't feel too bad, AND almost every time we've gotten one it had already been done by then anyway. Seriously HOA people, take it easy, and save your stamps.) Our little pots that we planted in the fall are looking good. The mums survived the winter and are blooming again. I can't wait to see what the landscaping looks like in a few weeks after the new plants have grown a little.
I bought Bergen a few summer shirts and a couple pairs of shorts this week. The 18 month shorts were looking a little short, even though there was plenty of room in the waist. At the store he pointed to and picked out a pair of green mesh shorts. The next day he wanted to wear them. As soon as he got them on he said, "let's go running!" Of course! Daddy has mesh shorts that he wears running so it only made sense that Bergen have running shorts too. He wore them two days in a row and again today after church. I think they are his new favorite! Not to mention they are great for hiking, as in hiking up :)