I made this LO of my daughter Christina riding her bike alone for the first time for the August "scraplift the person before you" challenge. I scraplifted Jjfer's LO "Ready, Set, Mow", http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/15780/view/1611881/-1/20/1.html.
I pretty much followed her design, but had to find a way to include all of my journaling, in this LO, the journaling is equally important, if not more so, than the pics. So I decided to put them into the circles, which is why I added so many of them. I don't particularly like circles all that much, and I don't think I'll ever use that many on one LO again!!
For those who are like me ... curious about what other people write on their LO's, here's the journaling:
We had been trying for so long to get you to ride without your side wheels, but you always refused. Even the fact that almost all of your friends, including the ones who were younger than you, already knew how to ride without them, didn't matter to you. Daddy had tried to teach you once about a year ago, and after a lot of nagging on our part you finally - reluctantly - agreed. But you couldn't hold your balance, you weren't really doing your best, and the very first time you fell you gave up already.
That is why we were so surprised when all of a sudden you announced you wanted to learn how to ride your bike. Daddy immediately took the sidewheels of your bike, gave you one little push ... and you immediately rode by yourself!
This story is so like you ... we can't force you to do anything, you always do things when and how you want to yourself. You're the one who decides when you're ready to learn new things, and then you usually succeed at them too! You're a smart girl, who knows when and how to deal with things, and though this stubborness of yours isn't always easy for us, it is exactly that which makes that you're good in practically everything you undertake. We are so proud of you!