Reese has been asking for a new bike for a few weeks. All of the neighbors ride their bikes around often and she only has a crossover version of a trike/bike. We wanted to get her a bike during the spring/summer so that she could practice while she is watching all of her little friends riding around and so that we could pass her trike/bike down to Ella to use. We feel like they are always getting new things and we want them to appreciate the things that they have. We have been having typical 3 year old behavior issues lately so we decided to try out a behavior based sticker chart for a week and have the bike be the reward for this. She got a sicker for getting ready without issue in the morning, having a good report when we picked her up from school and having a good evening, 3 stickers a day. It didn’t work without a snag here and there but it was one of the most effective things we have tried so far. So after about a week and a half she got her new bike! She loves it and it is even has a baby doll seat on the back.
I am very thankful to have a job and to have a job that I enjoy (it frustrates me often but I work on interesting and meaningful things). I am also really thankful for the company that I work for. They have been so good to me over the 6 years that I have been with them and have supported multiple life events in a way that I never expected (IVF twice, bed rest, maternity leave, kids sicknesses). There aren’t a lot of glamorous perks but one perk is shareholders each year and all of the celebrities involved. We decided to take Reese and Ella to their first concert this week since it was offered free to associates. They got to see Lee Brice and Luke Bryan. It was really fun, challenging to keep up with them but fun. I love this picture that I got of the 4 of us as we were waiting for the concert to start.