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we are the champions {of the world}

April 29th | family, matthias, videos

just a few notes about this video…

1. i cracked up the entire time i was editing the footage
2. i am so glad matthias didn’t run into that poor guy on the corner
3. queen is awesome
4. my husband is seriously an awesome daddy.

76 Responses

  1. Happy boy… keep trying.. will get better.. you will be on fast in no time.

    fun love it how you took the video and part you edited backward.. fun.

    happy Friday!

  2. yay matty! you rock! (cue high fives, fist bumps, and chest bumps)
    lisa, that was hilarious! we all watched it over and over, lily singing “no time for levi’s” – perfect song!


  3. SusanC says:

    PRICELESS! It gave me tears . . I loved it!

  4. I seriously for applauded after watching this. LOVE.

  5. I meant to say *just applauded*, not for applauded…

  6. Deanna says:

    LOVED it!!! I made my 5 yr old watch this…on our agenda today? TO BE A CHAMP and learn to ride without training wheels. Thanks for the motivation!!!

  7. D'Ann says:

    Awwww…you have to love the feeling of accomplishment!

  8. Katie Dunlap says:

    Awesome! That was really cute :). Thanks so much for sharing it with your blog friends!

  9. Alima says:

    precious. brought tears to my eyes. makes me so excited to think of all the fun things we will do as my son (19 months) grows up.
    p.s. i love that matthias is always rockin his rain boots!! :)

  10. You ARE beautiful & you make beautiful ‘stuff’ :)
    Vanessa ‘suggested’ we come to tell you for another entry into the contest where i win a $50 gift cert. at your store… :) (did ya catch the “I” win part…?
    Anyway…you do seem like you have a beautiful spirit & do make beautiful things.
    Maybe, just maybe, someday i’ll have something from your shop!

  11. RebeccaL says:

    Love it! That was adorable, especially the chest bump at the end. Yay for Matthias!

  12. Laura says:

    good job matthias…charis was inspired!

  13. kate wille says:

    Okay, that’s it, you TOTALLY made my day :) I am smiling from ear to ear and my eyes are pooling with happy tears – thank you. GO MATTHIAS GO!

  14. Claudine says:

    Awesome! Home many times has that exact scenario played out — with Dad hanging on to the back of the bike, and the child trying again and again! Love it!

  15. Candice says:

    I LOVE that you got this awesome accomplishment on tape!!! :)

  16. nic says:

    This is so wonderful and I love his rain boot riding attire!!!

  17. ellie says:

    I’m 6 months pregnant and embarrassed to admit this had me bawling! Go Matty!

  18. Ruth Yoder says:

    awe!! That is so cool. My girl is one…awe, this will be her soon enough

  19. laura says:

    LOL! This is sooo neat! I love the way you edited it! How did you edit it without the sound but with the song? I can’t figure it out!

    Anyway, so neat and I love your sense of humor!

  20. I think I just got goosebumps:)

  21. Amanda says:

    Brought tears to my eyes. I love the chest bump :)

  22. denise says:

    chest bump…awesome!

  23. Jenny V says:

    Love this!!!!!!!

  24. Kristy says: Beautiful moment. Beautiful video. Matthias’ expression of surprise/pride at his accomplishment killed me! So great. :)

  25. debhall says:

    this really is awesome! yeah matthias! took my big girl until she was 7 to have “nerve” to make this happen.

  26. Somer says:

    I love how proud he is, they both are. So cute!

  27. Melanie says:

    GREATNESS!! Good job, Matthias!

  28. Amanda says:

    I loved this! It gave me such a warm, happy feeling! Congratulations, Matthias!

  29. Lori says:

    the belly bump is EPIC :o)

  30. Joni lane says:

    Thank you for sharing this video. You made me grin from ear to ear.

  31. Jade says:

    uhhh….this made me tear up!!! LOVE your family

  32. Tammy says:

    Lisa, about five years ago, (my boys were four and six) we moved from a neighborhood to a farm in the country that we had owned since we got married. We sold our big house and went to live in the little 1500 sq foot home on 22 acres and simplify life. I went part time (nurse) and got to stay home with my boys more. The day we moved our boys got their bikes out (that they had never ridden) and taught each other to ride their bikes that very afternoon. It was like watching two flowers bloom. They were so dirty from playing in the barn and rolling in the grass that i made them take their clothes off at the back door and come in and take a bath that night. They were so worn out i think they slept for about eleven hours! I love this video of Matthias! Made me laugh and think of my two little ones learning to ride bikes. Give him a high five for me!

  33. Cait says:

    Way to go, Matthias! You’re a rock star!!! Thanks for sharing, Lisa. 😀

  34. julie says:

    You go, Matthias!
    We were doing the very same thing last weekend! We are finally making some progress although teaching how to ride a bike isn’t easy. I almost think I may prefer potty training… and that wasn’t easy either.

  35. Nancy says:

    One word…. Priceless.
    And yes, your husband is an awesome dad.

  36. love it! A moment he will probably remember forever with his great Daddy! Oh that is soo cool!! What a great Hubby and Daddy!!

    PS Love the chest bump at the end :)

  37. Kels says:

    That was seriously adorable! Love the backwards cycling!

  38. hi lisa! just wanted to tell you that i’m your newest follower – so glad to be here! also, this comment font is so fun to type in….it makes me just want to keep typing and typing and typing….lol have a great day! :)

  39. Tracy says:

    I got all teary-eyed watching :)) Great editing, what a special moment!

  40. Karen says:

    Sweetest video ever! x

  41. The look of pure victory & accomplishment on his face was just priceless! Love it. Thanks for sharing it with us:) And have a wonderful weekend!

  42. Peggy Rice says:

    Best song choice ever!!! Love the chest bump at the end!

  43. Christina says:

    He is just adorable!

  44. Kelli says:

    What a happy day! Especially loved your editing and the backward sequence! :) Ride on, little buddy!

  45. kacie says:

    That is the sweetest thing ever! What an amazing daddy!

  46. So I’m cracking up…I’ve got tears in my eyes…my son had the same black rain boots…and the chest bump makes the WHOLE THING!

  47. Amber says:

    Made me tear up…too cute for words!

  48. michelle says:

    I remember so well- those days…. *I have five children. They’re grown (18 to 28 years old now) Today it’s learnig to ride a bike (and he did it so well!) Tomorrow, it’s the Learner’s Permit! Think I’m crazy??? NO WAY! Ask anyone whose been there. POOF! It passes that quickly! I love that you cherish each milestone. Way to go Matty! Good JOB, Daddy!

  49. Kyrissa says:

    LOVE this!!! My 5-year old daughter just got it yesterday after weeks of diligent trying. The look on her face when she realized she could do it by herself was priceless. Only problem, now I can’t get her off her bike…which is problematic here in the Pacific NW where we get a lot of spring rain.

  50. Robbin says:

    That’s awesome, Lisa. Looking good.

  51. Melanie says:

    Oh wow! I had chill bumps and smiles!! Thanks for sharing…

  52. Christy says:

    I am so glad I am not the only one that said they had tears. :) The end where your husband is running right along side him to give him the confidence that he is there with him, while not actually holding on was so priceless! Loved it!

  53. Destiny says:

    This video will someday make the most wonderful gift for the very fortunate girl who will join your family by way of becoming his wife…

  54. connie says:

    Just loved the video, what precious footage, great memory-making moments :) ps my hubby taught the kids to ride, by riding in the grass, easier landings! ~C

  55. Joanie says:

    SO awesome! way to go matty!

  56. Whitney says:

    {Precious}. I loved your editing and the complete and utter joy on Matthias’s face when he finally nailed it. The chest bump was the best part. What a beautiful moment to have captured!

  57. kelly elizabeth says:

    That was adorable! Go Matthias!! Thanks for sharing!

  58. Linda says:

    That is priceless….perfect song too!

  59. Long time reader, first time commenter…that video made me literally LOL. Such fun! :)

  60. darcie says:

    Precious! With tears in my eyes I’m celebrating with you! Hey, another celebration … bhg (May 2011, p.16)! Congratulations, girlfriend!

  61. Pam Holderman says:

    ahh wonderful… you made me cry and laugh at the same time. Seems like only yesterday we were going through that phase. Just wait until he’s driving a car…

  62. Kara says:

    Oh my gosh, this is freaking AWESOME! Hooray for him and GREAT editing on your part! :)

  63. Em says:

    omg chest bump! so awesome – congrats matty!

  64. Cindy says:

    Okay, for real.I got tears at the end! The blog world is amazing to me. I mean had tears! For a boy I don’t know. But the JOY in his face at the end was so awesome!!!

  65. Kristi says:

    oh, how i love this! yay matty, you rock!

  66. OMG!! Congrats to Matthias! He did it! And, what a great dad to have the patience to run up and down the street until he got it. Yay!

  67. Alina says:

    Yeah Matty! Brought tears to my eyes, it made me think about when I taught my daughter about year and 1/2 ago.

  68. Cassie says:

    Haha, that’s adorable!

  69. sk* says:

    Ok, Lisa, I don’t cry at stuff. For real yo. That TOTALLY made me tear up! That. Was. The. Cutest. Thing. EVER!

    Yes, you have an awesome baby daddy.

  70. Daja says:

    That belly bump at the end is awesome! :-)

  71. Liza says:

    seriously loved it, as I wipe tears from my eyes… !! such a fun and cute video.. Matthias looks super proud.. priceless!

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  73. Cameron Ingalls says:

    This is amaaaaaazing. I LOLD my A off when you did the reverse motion. And then the chest bump; are you kidding me?!

  74. Sherri says:

    I LOVE this video! It is so sweet and funny! :)
    My husband gave me your Family Tree pendant necklace for my birthday last year, and I absolutely adore it (and wear it almost every day!). Thank you for creating such beautiful things!

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