Saturday Snapshots- Getting active with mummy

Now that Sophie has started her Chinese enrichment class at EduPlus, Saturday mornings are so so precious. While the class is only an hour and a half, it seems like it has stolen much more time on a weekend from us.

This morning I wanted to go for a morning jog. And after I loaded the laundry, replied to a couple of emails, Sophie was up. Since she wasn’t keen on sleeping in, I asked if she wanted to come along and ride her strider with me while I jogged.

Her eyes lit up and she broke in a big wide grin…

It was a hot hot morning but she’s not complaining

I jog. She pedals

And I thought I’ll never hear her say these words to me.

“Mummy, slow down. You are going too fast!”

I think she regretted her decision to accompany me and now she knows how it feels like to be slightly breathless chasing after someone. After all, her legs are way shorter than mine. An excuse I always use myself since I’m so short >.< Haha.

So that’s tit for tat. Not that it was intentional at all.

In case, you’re looking at the picture of Sophie on the Strider above wondering why there are no pedals, it’s actually not a bicycle. A strider is a balance bike with two wheels and no pedals. And the purpose for it, is to help young kids learn to balance so that they can make a faster progression to the bicycle.

I’m proud to say that Sophie is now an ace at it and zooms around fast. A friend whose daughter also used the strider said that it only took her 6 year old, 5 minutes to learn how to cycle on the bicycle with pedals. I’m so hopeful now 🙂

 And because Sophie did such a great job at catching up with me for a while 2km jog, I decided that surely she’s got to have some fun time at the playground.

So we hung out at the playground downstairs our place.


Glad I’m still someone that she loves to hang out with.

Hope you’re having an active and fun weekend with your family 🙂


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Comments: 15

  1. Fran@BCDC February 22, 2014 at 7:35 pm Reply

    Beautiful photos! Sophia is just adorable. Have a great weekend!

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz February 22, 2014 at 9:22 pm Reply

    Enjoy these happy years.

    • Susan February 25, 2014 at 7:46 am Reply

      Thanks, I will 🙂

  3. Judy B February 22, 2014 at 10:38 pm Reply

    Looks like you and Sophie had a great morning. I like the looks of the strider. Wonder if my great grandson would like one? Wonder if they can even find one in the states? I will have to talk to his grandparents. He has a birthday coming up!

    • Susan February 25, 2014 at 7:46 am Reply

      Yes I believe such bikes are also available in the States as this is imported from USA 🙂 It will make a great gift!

  4. stayathomemumof3 February 22, 2014 at 11:10 pm Reply

    active mum, active girl! Looks like lotsa fun!

  5. Sheila (Book Journey) February 22, 2014 at 11:17 pm Reply

    Such fun pics! Your weather looks amazing too. I am in Minnesota and so over the snow 😉

  6. Sandra Nachlinger February 23, 2014 at 12:49 am Reply

    What beautiful pictures of a bright sunshiny day. Looks like you and Sophie had a great time. I’ve never seen a strider before, but it sounds like a great idea.

  7. Leslie February 23, 2014 at 1:22 am Reply

    Adorable! Looks like you two had a great time.

  8. Vicki February 23, 2014 at 3:28 am Reply

    Love the photos! What a fun day! You both seem to love the time you spend together. Sophie is adorable!

  9. Susan February 23, 2014 at 10:34 am Reply

    What a happy family! Love that beginner bike! Powered by foot pedals!

  10. CE February 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing. Good motivation for us to exercise with our kids. For the strider bike, We took off the pedal fr my kids’ bike to save on buying one. It works pretty well and they will be familiar with the same bike when they are ready to try pedal.

    • Susan February 24, 2014 at 1:27 pm Reply

      Yes, that’s how I learnt to cycle too. The strider though can be used from a younger age from as young as two.

  11. Louise February 24, 2014 at 9:14 pm Reply

    Cute photos! I admire you being able to run in the Singapore heat. Sophie has such a great smile.

  12. Jus February 26, 2014 at 10:55 pm Reply

    Sounds like a great way to spend the morning, Susan! I’m also hopeful on transitioning the big boy onto a pedal bike soon, since he’s pretty good with the Strider! Thanks for linking up too!

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