Friday, August 14, 2009

Kid Friendly Friday - My New Toy

I am a little behind this week. We spent most of it at the beach and what's left is playing catch up. My husband is a teacher and starts work again on Monday. I'm so sad to see the summer end. What I am excited about going into the new school year are the bike toys that I received. I got the baby seat free, off FreeCycle and the trailer for cheap, off Craigs List. Both wonderful tools for finding just about anything.
My plan this year is to bike Mimi to school a few times a week. She is in PreK and will attend 4 morning per week. If I can bike at least 2 times I think that is successful. Saves gas. Good exercise.
It's about 6 miles round trip so we should be good. I'm a little nervous about the traffic. Nothing major but any traffic is bad traffic when you are a bike. We'll see how the girls do with it. I just hope Little Bit is OK during the leg of the trip that she is without big sister. Should be fun! Any biking mamas out their with any advice?
Link up with your Kid Friendly ideas below! Enjoy your weekend :)


  1. How exciting! I'm not a biking mama so I don't have any advice but hope it goes well :)

  2. Great plan! I'd love to bike my kid but we live on a very busy highway, so not right now for now, but it sounds like it would work great for you... As long as she's not wanting to get out and bike herself!

  3. Wow what great finds. I want them. Have a great weekend.

  4. I love both craigslistand freecycle, great finds, wish Lu's school was closer I would bike too! Sorry we didn't participate I am saying hello from the Keys on my honeymoon its gorgeous here!

  5. Here in Holland EVERYONE cycles :) The trailers are common palce, and a lot off the moms buy special 'mummy-cycles' which come with all manner of special features, wider tyres, lots of legroom, special stands and of course a seat front & back. At the moment school is only a 20 minute walk away, so no biking for us yet :)