The story began about a month ago. Two generous and thoughtful friends said they had been looking at bicycles for Matilda and Sebastian. I was astounded. They wanted to buy them bicycles. My response, "It's not their birthdays or Christmas yet!" They chuckled and said, "So?" I was overwhelmed and so was my son, John.
They wanted Matilda and Sebastian to look at bikes at a couple of locations and report back to them.
Well, walking into Coppel, Matilda and Sebastian made a beeline for two bikes. A Max Steel (he's a new superhero) for Sebastian and one with a baby carrier on it that Matilda fell in love with. They did not know
that this visit to Coppel was for any reason other then to see the new store. No more was said about the bikes or anything else.
In the meantime, the bikes were purchased, picked up and eventually delivered to my son's house for him to decide how to give the bikes to the kids. He decided to have a Treasure Hunt. He had clues for them to read. It was such fun!
The bikes were brought down off the roof terrace at the insistence of the kids so they could zooooooom
up and down the street. Their dad had left the training wheels on the bikes just to make sure they learned how to use the brakes and how to use the bikes. By this morning, the training wheels were gone.
Luckily, they live on a PAVED street with no cobblestones. An amazing thing, truly. So was the generosity of my two friends who want to remain nameless but who will hopefully enjoy seeing these photos and the video that John made of the whole episode.