A small section of our street was repaved earlier this month. Sebastian and Sophia were both excited to try out the new blacktop with their scooters. After years of dodging potholes, cracks and loose gravel, the kids could hardly wait to feel a smooth road under their wheels. Sebastian got geared up – helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist guards – and hit the road.
Sophia went straight from the pool out to the pavement – just in case you notice that she’s only wearing a swimsuit with her bike helmet and shoes. I was a little worried that she might end up with some road rash with all of that exposed skin, but she stayed at a snail’s pace to keep me happy.
They are both eagerly anticipating tomorrow afternoon when new pavement on the next two blocks are done. Future plans do not include paving our entire street, but I’m sure the kids will get plenty of enjoyment out of the three blocks that are redone.