We are a very active family. I teach Pilates, which I love! I used to be an avid spinner and loved boot camp classes, but unfortunately due to a shoulder injury I can’t be as hard-core as I used to be. Now I have to modify most of my workouts. Most recently, I’ve taken to running because it doesn’t hurt my shoulder. This is a pretty major move on my part because I HATE running. Nothing about it is enjoyable to me. I did find an app thanks to a dear friend called Couch to 5K, which has definitely made running more enjoyable. If you hate running but are interested in attempting a 5k or 10k, I definitely recommend checking it out. My hubby also works out 3 – 4 days a week (right now doing the Insanity videos — which are definitely insane!). We also both love to go on hikes and before we had kids we used to enjoy riding our bikes.
For Father’s day 2 years ago, I got Larry the ibert bike seat so that we could take Charlie along on our bike rides. Once we had Henry, I would take Henry for a walk in the stroller while Larry and Charlie went for a bike ride. At one point we ended up on the same corner and a random stranger was nice enough to take our picture.
Despite being super happy that Charlie and Larry got to spend some great QT together, I was also instantly jealous. Now Larry and Charlie have their own little ritual where they ride their bike to Menchies for some frozen yogurt and then they ride to the park. I loved that they have this special time together, but I also couldn’t help but feeling that Henry and I were left behind.
Hubby knew I was jealous but didn’t trust me with my own ibert seat, because as many of my friends and family know, I tend to be a little bit accident prone. While the ibert seat is supposedly the easiest thing to use, he was and is still convinced that I would lose my balance. He’s probably right. I swear I am super aware of my surroundings, yet somehow accidents find me. I may have mentioned this before but a few of my friends had an over/under as to whether or not I would walk down the wedding aisle with some sort of injury. Sadly, I did! I fell down the stairs a week before my wedding and got a gash on my left hand. Yep, on the ring finger! Guess who has no shots of her wedding ring on her finger on her wedding day? I also stubbed my toe the morning of the wedding. I am that accident prone! Anyway, I digress.
My birthday was December 27th and Larry got me the perfect gift! The InStep Sierra Bicycle double trailer. It’s almost like a stroller that is attached to the back of your bike so that you can comfortably take you lil ones on a bike ride. It was the perfect gift! It also came with an additional handle and a 3rd wheel so that it can be used as a stroller. How awesome is that? We can go for a bike ride, park our bikes and convert the trailer into a stroller!
We set it up that day and went on our first bike ride as a family.
And here’s a video of our first ride.
I highly recommend both the ibert seat and the InStep Double Bike trailer. Both of my kids love being outside so much and so do we. Now we have another fun activity to do as a family. Thanks, Larry for a great present!