Among the many things we lost in the flood was Louise's bicycle. We've been promising her a new one for months, and today we got it. It's bright, metallic pink with purple and white accents.* In the afternoon, we took it to the park. Twenty feet into the ride she took a spill, but after a few tears, she climbed back on, and a short while later she was a pedaling fury, a vivid streak of exceptionally girly colors flying down the path.
* Although I did strip off all of the crappy, product-tie-in stickers, so it's a clean, minimalist bright, metallic pink with purple and white accents. Nothing tacky, you know.