We tricked her.
We’ve been bike shopping for Hope’s birthday the past month. I opted for one at the local bike shop with a better warranty and service, but Hope picked a Trek at the big box sports store. She really loved this one, and had her heart set on it. It was the last one in the store, so Jaim put it on hold for a day while we “decided.”
The next day when I got home from work, I broke the news to Hope that they didn’t have the bike at Scheel’s anymore. It was true, since the bike was now hidden in our garage.
A few more pics from the first 9th birthday party in our family. (This was Clevelands only, since Grandpa and Grandma B. are visiting the new twins in Colorado.)