I feel like I should start by introducing myself a little better than my quick bio. I am Hannah. My children are Vinny and Mia, and while they are adorable life as a full time mommy and business woman is a bit on the stressful side. There is a lot of things I am great at. Taking pictures, making crepes, cuddling puppies. But no where on that list that could go on and on is teaching. The idea of showing someone something I already know is truly difficult to me. Riding a bike is second nature to most once you learn it and the idea of teaching someone how to balance, how to pedal and how to ride a bike all together is not easy for me. I wish I could teach and I give credit to everyone who does teach. My husband works a whole lot of hours so when it came to daylight bike riding I knew I was in charge of teaching. So, in true Hannah fashion I did what any parent scared to teach do, I procrastinated.
I first tried to find a book about how to teach them how to ride a bike, and when I found nothing. Seriously people, nothing. I decided to start as basic as possible and introduce the bikes to my kids. They first sat on the bikes watching tv. Then they would take them out of the shed just to look at and finally I decided its time to actually learn the parts.
New York has what some would call quite a moody weather so when all of a sudden I had a beautiful day I took the kids outside and we started. I first showed them all about the bikes. Introduced them to the pedals, and the handle bars. The first thing I talked about with Vinny was the brakes. When you go to fast just slow it down. The second thing was trying to show him how to move his feet to make the bike move. Honestly, that part he’s not gotten the hang of yet but what he can do is ride down the hill with sheer excitement.
MiaBella, gets frustrated when she cant do anything within a minute so teaching her was a whole lot of its ok and stop crying. While she hasn’t mastered the trike yet she definitely loves her bike. Wether its the pink or the comfy seat she adores her bike and is proud to sit on it and eat snacks on it.
So this is part one of who knows how many parts. May the force be with me as I teach a headstrong toddler how to ride a trike and an independent little man to pedal!
I am Hannah and this is my little wolfpack. We are full on living in toddlerville. Always on the go, always full of laughs and minor meltdowns. We love to see new places, meet new people and give lots of hugs.
Vinny is going to be 5 and is quite the showstopper. He is the first to put on a show and make you laugh doing outrageous things. He will be learning how to ride a bike this year and he’s so excited to “go super fast and not stop..unless you tell me to…or a car comes” He’s a dream first child.
Mia is 2 (going on 16…) and is her own person. She is the definition of a “threenager” and we love her spicy attitude. Mia generally likes animals more than people. She will be the first to smile in front of the camera but also the first to say “leave me alone” She is fearless and feisty. And definitely just like her momma.
I am a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Poughkeepsie NY and working all over the globe. I love to travel and I would love for my kids to catch the travel bug. Our new year’s resolution is to see more places and we plan to accomplish that. I live for coffee, warm weather and my family. I met my husband Matt through my brother (also named Matt) and we have been inseparable for 6 years. He is the calm to my storm and the best father to our kids. Matt and I work a lot so when we get family time it means a lot to us.