Thursday, February 19, 2009

Old becomes New!!

So Jesse's boys Birthday is next week. We are celebrating it this weekend though, in St. George. Big Jesse has been working on Jesse boys present for the past month. When Jesse turned four his dad bought him a Takara Bicycle. At the time they were very expensive, but built very nicely and with great quality. So much so that his bike is still alive today!! A sum of 27 years later! Jesse came up with the idea to fix up his old bike and give it to his son Jesse on his fourth Birthday. He sanded it all down and repainted it, at first we wanted to do it the same color as it was; Candy Apple Red. Then we found this awesome color that changed from red to blue in the sunlight. We had to buy a lot of new things for it like a seat, grips, tires, forks, and the most expensive, a new crank. With all the money we spent we could have bought him a brand new one, but I think this one will have a lot more meaning. It looks awesome too. Its all packed up for our trip tomorrow so I don't have a picture, but I will post one when we get back. We also got him a bunch of new clothes, this kid is huge. He is turning four and he looks like he is six!! He has a new helmet with elbow and knee pads that have Lightning McQueen on them too. I can hardly wait to see his face when he gets his new bike, he has been asking for one for some time now. It will be great to see Johns (Jesse's Dad) face too. We'll have to see if he remembers the bike!!

2 comments:

Anngee and Shane said...

That's awesome Kim. I love handing things down in the family. i do think it means so much more. I've given boo a lot of my old stuff and it's great. He will have a blast!

hippyrochelle said...

Cool idea, happy B-day little jesse. have fun in St. George!!