Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Ayyam-i-Ha!

Ayyam-i-Ha is a special time for Baha'is.  It is a time of charity and gift-giving and is a preparation for the Baha'i Fast, which is from March 2-20.  You can read more about it here

For Ayyam-i-Ha this year, my parents and sister came to Austin.  We had a great time together, and Everett is sad now that they have all had to go back home.  We were very excited to give him a balance bike now that he is an experienced walker.   We have to hold the bike for now, but I imagine it won't take long for him to get the hang of it.  A balance bike is a bike with no pedals.  The purpose is for the child to learn bike balance early; therefore never needing training wheels or a tricycle which can be a little dangerous.  You can imagine Eric is excited.  :)

Here are a few fun pictures from the weekend.

In the first two photos, Everett is wearing his new "hat".  We wanted to make sure he would wear the helmet before we gave him the bike.  He has been anti-hat for awhile, but was really excited about this one.  It took a little encouragement, but he likes to wear it for many different occasions now.  I love how extra adorable it makes his already adorable cheeks.  haha!  And of course that it protects his precious noggin.

Opening presents with Grandpa

Grandma turning him into a gamer

He asked to wear his "hat" and climbed into Elijah's (friends' new baby) carseat

1 comment:

  1. adorable!!! hey where did you get the helmet? we're looking to buy one for jacob! :)