Sunday, July 22, 2012

Levi turns 9

Chris surprised Levi one Saturday with a trip to the motorcycle shop to buy a new helmet for his birthday. Since this requires careful fitting on his actual HEAD,  the gift wasn't that much of a surprise once they got there.

What Levi didn't know is that there was a specific reason he needed a new helmet, in addition to his head growing. (By the way, he is already into an adult sized helmet. Our little Jimmy Neutron head!)

Chris had him come out to the barn with the new helmet (like we could have gotten him to take it off) and sent him on a treasure hunt.

He looked and looked, but the treasure was well hidden.

Then he realized that a large tarp was draped over something.....a blue shiny wheeled something!

A new 4-wheeler!!!!

He was very happy and excited (and a wee bit nervous since this was a gas-powered machine)

Daddy showed him how to operate the clutch, gas and brakes.  Levi decided that riding in 1st gear at first would be a smart move since this one is so much bigger and more powerful than his old 4-wheeler.

 He quickly got the hang of it and started zipping around our land. Back behind the pond, past the trees, 
all over the place. 

 Too bad it was so beastly hot, but still, he had a blast!

Daddy snuck in a turn to test out the clutch and shifting. Seems it needs some adjustments but that's no problem for our own Mr. Fix-it.


Reba said...

Looks like a fun birthday for Levi! I have a feeling he will be zipping all over the place.

Smilen Champ said...

Happy Birthday Levi! Hooray Hooray, lets celebrate today, Levi is nine today!
My name is Jenna. You are all a special miracle from god, a gift from above, earthly angel, a smilen hero.

I was born with a rare life threatening disease, and have 14 other medical conditions, and developmental delays.

I wrote this poem

Each of us are Special

Each of us different,

No one is the same

Each of are us are unique in our own way,

Those of us who have challenges, we smile through our day.

Those who of us who have challenges, we smile through our day.

It doesn't matter what others say

we are special anyway.

What is forty feet and sings? the school chior http/