Sunday, July 15, 2007
Things that happen
on a Saturday afternoon...
First, Alex was playing with the neighbors granddaughters, and they were riding their bikes. (No training wheels for them) and his bike had training wheels. He came to Dana and asked that they be removed. We know he isn't ready yet, because he hasn't mastered riding his bike with he training wheels on, so that them off, and we would be inviting disaster. Well, They know best, right? Ha ha. Dana took off the trainers, and helped Alex steady himself on his bike, and then, he let go. Alex rode quite a few feet, before realizing Dana wasn't holding on, and then he would tip his bike over. After much praise from us, and the little girl he was playing with. his confidence built, and he tried the stone alley way. That didn't go over as well and the grass. He spilled on the stones, got one very small scrape, and decided he had had enough. A very brave day, indeed.
So after bike riding, the boys went back inside. They decided to play in the basement. Many of you already know, that Dana plays in a band. He plays lead guitar. He has played guitar for as long as I have known him. He teaches guitar lessons. He is all about the guitar. He was practicing for an upcoming gig the have on the 21st. Alex asked if he could play. Dana obliged, and put his guitar on Alex. Alex is left handed, and that will be slightly difficult for Dana to teach him to play, but he will teach him none the less. Alex was thrilled to play. He is such a ham- giving me his best rock star face, and jamming as hard as he could. Looks like I have another guitar hero in the house!! :)