Maya wanted a bike for her Birthday, and so that is what we gave her. An eenie teenie hot pink and aqua bike. By 8am on her Birthday morning we were out on the streets of Ditmas Park learning to ride a bike. So far we have learnt that Maya can not steer, can not pedal and that a dress is not the best thing to ride a bike in. Thank fully she came to the latter realization herself and eventually ran inside to change into leggings. What is not missing is enthusiasm so I am sure withing days she will have control of the handlebars, be ready to pedal properly…..and then we shall work on the balance. I will be so happy for her when she gets the joy and freedom of riding a bike without the training wheels. For now though you can see Maya is pretty happy just sitting pretty on her new bike!