Our blog entries have been a bit serious lately. They’ve been good and we’ve learned a lot, but being serious all the time isn’t healthy. Thankfully, my 5 year old twins put my life back into perspective.
This past weekend my twins turned 5. At first, it was a struggle to come up with a birthday party idea that was both fun AND inexpensive. Since both my kids love biking and I am the neighborhood bike guy, my wife thought it was fitting to host a neighborhood bike rally for their birthday. So, after talking with the neighbors and getting a permit from the city to block the streets off, the party planning began.
The simple recipe for the event looks something like this:
All the kids and parents had fun. We laughed a lot with friends. We ate good food. I also later heard from many parents that their kids slept well that night. In the end, I think friends, food, fun and sleep are pretty much what enjoying life is all about.
Thanks to my wife for planning this and to all our friends and neighbors that pitched in and didn’t put up too much fuss about blocking the streets off.
Ride and smile everyone.
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Growing up as a Minnesota farm boy, I developed an appreciation and love for land and open space. This appreciation has fostered two passions, cycling and photography. Both of these passions provide freedom, encourage me to explore and foster creativity. More importantly though, my journey with a bike and a camera reminds me that the world is big and I am small.