Austin Tri-Cyclist Blog

Thursday, October 8, 2015

ATC's Next Generation

ATC is proud to introduce Harrison West, first child of shop manager Kaleb West and his wife, Megan. We checked in on the West household and the other youngsters of the ATC family to see how things were going. Here's what they said!

Harrison West, 4 weeks old 

Let's hear the stats...
"When Harrison was born (2:15 p.m. on Sept. 11), he was 7 pounds, 13.4 oz, and 21.5 inches long. He's up to about 9 pounds already!"

What are Harrison's favorite things? 
"Harrison currently enjoys relaxing in his baby swing, getting snuggles from mom and dad, and above all else, pooping."

Who do you think Harrison looks like? 
"We've heard that people think he looks like Megan and Megan's dad. He also has Kaleb's toes, but we aren't sure he looks like either of us yet."

What's being a new parent like? 
"Equal parts Terrifying and Magical." - Megan

"It's very surreal. It's also easy to get worked up and nervous about things, but the reality so far is pretty simple - He needs to eat, poop, and sleep. Which we feel we can handle, sometimes."  - Kaleb

What's the funniest thing that's happened since Harrison arrived?
"It's hard to get away from potty humor here... Probably the funniest thing that's happened so far was a few days ago, during a routine diaper change, Harrison started peeing. Then, while peeing into his own ear, he pooped on Mom."

Taylor & Emily Ruthven 
parents Missy and Don Ruthven (ATC owners) 

Taylor, 18, is a freshman at St. Edwards University (studying theater). Emily, 14, is a freshman at Westlake High School. Emily is also involved in theater and will be running track in the spring. She likes sprints, not distance.

Addie & Jack Stroobandt
parents Adam (shop manager) and Rita Stroobandt 

Addie is 3.5 and Jack is 1.5. Both are card-carrying Thinkery members and you can find them hanging out there weekly. Addie enjoys trying to outrun mom and dad and is getting pretty quick. Jack is determined to keep up also and is looking forward to being big enough to take his sister's Woom bike out for a spin. Raiding the nutrition isle at ATC is also a fun game they like to play. They dream of one day opening a bike shop and will probably name it after themselves.

Theo Mott
parents Kat Hunter (ATC blogger) and Jack Mott (frequent contributor)

Theo is now a little over two years old and is very large for his age. If he's not destined for a future in endurance sport, he could make one heck of a linebacker. He loves being outside, finding spiders and bugs, building with Legos, and riding his bike. Anytime he heads down the street in a car, real or pretend, he's "going to the bike shop."

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