We bought Lilah a new bike on Monday past, for her birthday, which isn't for another 3 weeks. She biked around and around the store on it and was so pleased with herself, that I had to buy it there and then. To be honest, I felt kinda bad putting it in the basement for three weeks - until her actual birthday. So what did I do? What any other parent in my position would do. I let her have it early. The weather has been simply glorious all week, so yesterday we set out and she rode her fabulous 'big girl bike' the 4kms round trip from home to the Tulip Festival and back. And was she ever pleased with herself - I'm telling you, she would have rode it there and back again, given the chance. It was me that needed the nap when we got home!