Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Girl...and her dirt bike

On Black Friday, my dad bought two little Yamaha 50 dirt bikes. Emma's favorite boy cousins, Cole and Noah, also have dirt bikes. My dad and Jake (Cole and Noah's dad) carved out a little bike track in one of the corners of the farm for riding, complete with jumps. At first, Emma was a little scared of the bikes, but it didnt' take her long to warm up to the idea of being a "biker chick." She kept saying, "Let's hit da dirt!" and "Hit dat jump!" Here are Emma and Russell, don't they look like little dirt bike thugs? (I don't know if you can see it in the background or not, but my dad turned his grain bins-the Harvestores-into climbing walls with grips and a belaying system. It is fun-although I think it is scary!) Here is Emma wearing Cole's helmet. It is a little big for her, but she kept saying "Do I look like Cole, mommy? Do I look cool?" Yes, Emma, you look cool. Very cool, indeed. In fact, I am getting a little worried. Does this mean that if she keeps dirt biking and wake boarding into her teenage years, that boys will chase after her? Or are we creating a very intimidating girl? Seriously, what boy wants to go out with a girl who can out jump, out flip, and out perform him in extreme sports? Or should I even be worrying about that when she's three? This is the first time that Emma got on the bike with Aaron. Let me clear something up. She doesn't drive the bikes by herself. No! She rides with someone else. Like Aaron. We will save driving for another time. Like the spring.


Jillian said...

I'm sure the boys will be chasing after Emma no matter what she does! And I'm assuming that Ammon can hardly wait to try those bikes out with Grace ... if she'll get anywhere near them, that is!

Happy late anniversary. Did you get your steak and crab leg dinner?

Kristi said...

Oh so cute! I'm glad she is not riding them by herself. Those things scare me to death. Of course, I won't even ride the four wheeler. Eric took me out on his jet ski when we very first met and I think he thought he would impress me by going really fast, but he learned pretty quickly that is not the way to impress me. It sounds like Emma may be different. She is a doll. I bet she cracks you up all the time.

Scott & Rach said...

that looks like so much fun! Emma's brave to try the bike, but I don't expect any less from her! Hope you had a grand christmas!
love ya