139 weeks | Little legs and Mini Micro Scooters

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Unbelievable the changes that have taken place over the last couple of years. My babies have transformed from tiny, helpless newborns to walking, talking, little people.

They are honing their motor skills day by day; learning new things and taking endless delight in getting to grips with the capable little bodies they’ve been blessed with.

We had their two and a half year health check a few week’s ago, where they proudly showed the health visitor how they could thread beads on some string, draw a line on a piece of paper and build a tower with blocks.

But as well as perfecting their ‘fine motor skills’, my two little friends have also been enjoying practicing their ‘gross motor skills’; jumping with both feet off the ground (a pretty awesome activity for a two year old), climbing, running and — more recently — travelling for a fair distance without the use of their buggy.

Life is certainly active for my two tiny man cubs.

Although, sometimes, I do tend to forget that their little legs aren’t capable of going nearly as fast as mine. Their daddy and I tend to speed-walk everywhere and, very often, I look down to see the boys running alongside me — almost tripping over their own feet — bless them!

So when we were asked to test-drive some Mini Micro Scooters, I jumped at the chance. They’re the perfect way for tiny little legs to cover a fair distance, in half the time it would take to walk.

Although not initially!

We went home to visit my parents one weekend and gave the twins their scooters whilst we were there. There was mucho excitement — they’ve seen Micro Scooters before but until now have never had any of their own.

We decided to take them to the local park to practice. It was a good job we were having a lazy day and were in no rush to get anywhere! There was a lot of falling off — and plenty of false starts — to begin with.

But, unperturbed, they carried on — with dogged determination — until they were whizzing round the park like little pros.

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They absolutely loved them. It’s not surprising really though is it? To be able to cover distance, at speed, when you have such little legs must be an absolute joy!

No surprise then really that so many children own a Micro Scooter these days. They’re such an amazing mode of transport for little — and big — people.

But what I didn’t know is that you can design your own and create a scooter that’s unique to you. This is such a great function of the Micro Scooters website. So easy to use too; it’s fully interactive, letting you choose the shade of the handle-grips, stem, foot-deck and brake, enabling you to see them change colour and select the combination you like the best.

The ‘Create Your Own’ option on the Micro-Scooters site was perfect for us. We’ve always gone for matching/not matching for the boys. Stripes in different colours, the same outfit but in a different colour-way or a different print. It’s fairly rare for them to be dressed identically.

They’re little individuals and — whilst  it’s nice for them to bear a resemblance to each other — to have everything identical would just feel a little bit weird.

So the boys are now proud owners of matching/not matching scooters in shades of blue, yellow and green; with a shiny blue helmet for Cosmo and a green one for Bertie.

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We so enjoyed our practice day on the Mini Micro Scooters — lovely to see these two little chaps getting to grips with scooting. Although I couldn’t get over how grown up they looked, all of a sudden.

A real glimpse of my future perhaps? Two teenage boys hanging out at the skate park? Who knows?

Anyway. I made a little film so you can see how they got on; and also let you know what they thought of the Micro Scooters, in their own little way.

A huge thanks to the lovely folk at Micro Scooters for sending the boys these amazing Mini Micro Scooters. All photos, thoughts and words — as ever — are entirely my own.

You can ‘Create Your  Own’ scooter by popping along to their website. Choose from lots of colours — in any combination — to create your perfect model.

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Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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50 Comments

  1. 4th Nov 2015 / 7:39 pm

    Just totally and utterly gorgeous!! How cute are they??! Wow they’ve grown. Mine LOVE dashing up and down on their scooters or “scoots” and they are know. These ones are superb though. Thanks for sharing, and just lovely pics and video xx

    • 5th Nov 2015 / 7:36 pm

      Aww thanks lovely!! They’ve grown SO much — when I look back over my blog and see how these tiny little scraps have grown. It’s just amazing. Especially to watch them now, using scooters!! It just seemed unimaginable when they were first born! :)

  2. 4th Nov 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Oh I love this! I am a huge fan of Micro Scooters and the one we bought for Sam more than five years ago is still going strong! Fab. Love the colours you went for too xx

    • 6th Nov 2015 / 2:47 pm

      Aah they were absolutely THRILLED when we opened the box with them!! I always thought that they were too little for scooters but have recently seen quite a few toddlers on them. The ‘Create Your Own’ option is fantastic — so nice to have something just for them :) xx

  3. 6th Nov 2015 / 1:35 pm

    Those scooters and helmets looks a bit big ;) very cute and they seem to be having a whale of a time! Would give my mummy a heart-attack whizzing up and down #PoCoLo

    • 6th Nov 2015 / 2:31 pm

      Aah they look SO grow up don’t they?! They were having an absolute ball — and yep — mama was having kittens!!! ;)

  4. 6th Nov 2015 / 4:32 pm

    Adorable! I don’t think scooters ever stop being fun, enjoy! #PoCoLo

    • 6th Nov 2015 / 7:33 pm

      Aah thanks so much Jennifer — and I absolutely agree!! I’d like one for myself! :)

  5. 6th Nov 2015 / 9:59 pm

    Love the photos Caro, they are super cute scooting along side by side. What a great idea for twins, I love that you can create your own so you can get slightly different models, I always think that when buying for my twins. I don’t want to get them exactly the same but then often there isn’t the choice outside of boy/girl, they really do look such fun xx

    • 8th Nov 2015 / 6:39 pm

      Thanks lovely — and I agree — I get SO cross sometimes when it’s just blue for a boy or pink for a girl. I LOVE the Create Your Own option — so nice to be able to mix and match!! :)

  6. 7th Nov 2015 / 1:41 am

    Aww how cute! I love the expressions on their faces in the first picture, just aww :) Looks like they are having a great time. We should probably get one too as my daughter is constantly trying to steal others kids scooters in the park :D #pocolo

    • 8th Nov 2015 / 6:34 pm

      I just couldn’t believe how grown up they looked!! Two little two year olds, whizzing about so fast!! Would highly recommend — I bet your daughter would love them! :)

  7. 7th Nov 2015 / 11:59 am

    We are huge fans of Micro Scooters here at Mini Travellers all 3 of my girls have got them and we have used them so so much. Gorgeous photos.

    • 8th Nov 2015 / 6:13 pm

      I can’t believe how quickly the boys picked it up!! They’ve never been on one before, so there was a lot of false starts. Cosmo was definitely a little more fearful too but it was amazing how quickly they got into the swing of it! xx

  8. 8th Nov 2015 / 8:19 pm

    Oh bless Bertie and his ‘concentration tongue’. Little Miss has one of these too :-)
    These are a brilliant idea and you have inspired ‘Father Christmas’.

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 4:26 pm

      They’re so amazing — I really would have thought the boys were too little for these but they’ve taken to them like little ducks to water! :) PS — It’s Cosmo bobbing his tongue out!! ;) xxxx

  9. 8th Nov 2015 / 10:52 pm

    Ho this is so cute!! Look at their little faces, full of concentration and determination. I love that you can design your own scooter and that they can have similar but different designs. Also, I can I just mention the helmets!! They’re amazing, I love them.

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 4:30 pm

      So fab aren’t they? That create your own option is genius!! And YES! The helmets are amazing — no bumped heads with those on!! :)

  10. 9th Nov 2015 / 11:43 pm

    Super cute!! :D They are getting so big! I love that you can create your own, that’s really cool! Might have to look into this for Xmas now. :D

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 4:35 pm

      They ARE getting big aren’t they? Where oh where does the time go??! x

  11. Sugar&Rhubarb
    10th Nov 2015 / 10:08 am

    I am a massive fan of these scooters, I love the balance to steer mechanism. The only problem for us is that Big Red just will not touch hers! We’ve had it for 1.5 years now and she is just too scared to try it. Even when out with all of her friends. Mind you she never really liked the walker as a baby, so I think she’s more of a watcher-type. She loves being on her buggy board so that she can watch the world go by without having to concentrate.
    I love the photos. They both look so awesome!

    Thanks for hosting, can’t wait to read everyone’s links!

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 2:03 pm

      Aah me too! I so wish they’d had something like this when I was a child! I thought the boys may be too little to really get to grips with them but they LOVED them! :)

  12. Jodie Allen at Budget Beauty and Babies
    10th Nov 2015 / 10:24 am

    They look fab! It’s crazy how they change from little newborns to little people isn’t it! They look like they’re having lots of fun though #TwinklyTuesday

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 2:02 pm

      Just incredible HOW fast it’s gone! Two years ago — they could barely move — and now look!! ;)

  13. Natasha Mairs
    10th Nov 2015 / 10:26 am

    How time flies hey? Loving the scooters! they look really bright and fun #TwinklyTuesday

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 2:01 pm

      Yep — time is flying by SO fast! I wish it would slow down!! :)

  14. 10th Nov 2015 / 10:57 am

    Oh they are too cute those two! I love the scooters. My boy has always been fond of scooting and is now developing a taste for the skate park at the tender age of 9! He makes his Dad take him there (it’s so not cool to arrive with your Mum) at 7am every weekend so he can practise without the ‘teenagers’ seeing him! It’s so cute. So yes, I would say you are getting a glimpse into your future! Lovely pictures of your boys xx #TwinklyTuesday

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 2:00 pm

      That’s EXACTLY what I was thinking whilst we were there!!! Amazing that your wee lad has already developed an interest in skating!! Yikes! I’ve only got another 7 years then?! ;) xx

  15. 10th Nov 2015 / 10:58 am

    This is just too cute for words. The scooters look fabulous and you can tell how much they love them x #twinklytuesday

  16. Backs n Bumps
    10th Nov 2015 / 11:16 am

    Love the micro scooter brand, they have such great products that have stood the test of time with my boys and still work perfectly. It scares me how quickly they speed around on them! #twinklytuesday

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 1:58 pm

      Ohmyword!! TOTALLY! I almost had a heart attack when they first started off!! And I’m sure they’re only going to get faster!! ;)

  17. 10th Nov 2015 / 12:01 pm

    These scooters look great – can see why they love them! Your boys really look so cute side by side – be a great photo to get out when they’re 15! Thanks for having us on #TwinklyTuesday

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 1:57 pm

      Aah yes!! It was funny — I could imagine them as teens, when we were in the park!! These photos will be lovely memories one day xx

  18. 10th Nov 2015 / 12:20 pm

    Oh those pictures are too adorable – we are a massive fan of micro scooters from the tiny sit on ones up to the stunt scooters – one of the best things around #TwinklyTuesday

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 1:56 pm

      Brilliant aren’t they? I love the fact they have one to suit all ages/abilities :)

  19. 10th Nov 2015 / 12:20 pm

    They are so cute. I must invest in some. …scooters, not more kids #twinklytuesday

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 4:38 pm

      Hahaha!! This made me laugh — yes — definitely the scooters and not the kids!! ;) xx

  20. 10th Nov 2015 / 12:52 pm

    Awww, how cute they are! We love our Micro Scooters – we’ve moved on the Maxi and a Sprite now, and they’re still fab, much better than all the others. I particularly love that I can go on my son’s Micro sprite as it can take adult weights – it’s such fun x #TwinklyTuesday

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 4:23 pm

      They’re fab aren’t they? I may like to invest in one for myself!! ;)

  21. Jeni Dibley-Rouse
    10th Nov 2015 / 1:14 pm

    This is so cute, these scooters are great, Joe loves his and is fearless! I’m hope when number 2 comes along Joe will hop on his scooter when we are out and about to save us buying a double buggy 😀😀

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 4:39 pm

      Aah I hope so Jeni — it would save a little bit of money — that’s for sure! I’d like one for myself!! I think they’re fabulous :)

  22. 10th Nov 2015 / 1:20 pm

    we have something similar from a different manufacturer and my little loves it.

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 1:55 pm

      Fab aren’t they? I would have loved one when I was a little girl! :)

  23. 10th Nov 2015 / 1:44 pm

    Gorgeous photos, and totally gorgeous boys!! Love the idea of choosing and personalising the scooters. We got one for our eldest last Christmas, but having just turned 2, he struggled with it. But now he whizzes around like a pro, and we have to take it everywhere! They are so fab for little ones aren’t they?!
    #twinklytuesday

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 1:55 pm

      Aah thanks lovely :) The Create Your Own option is fab isn’t it? Such a great idea. Amazing how tiny people pick up skills like this so quickly too isn’t it?!

  24. 10th Nov 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Adorable and active – what better things could twin 2-yr-olds be? This looks like so much fun for everyone.

    • 10th Nov 2015 / 1:53 pm

      I know — they’re amazing! I wish they’d had things like this when I was a little tot! :)

  25. 13th Nov 2015 / 10:09 am

    Your littlies are the cutest. Love them. Their excitement at opening the box is gorgeous. And that video, watching them whizz around is super! Little Miss H may have a micro scooter coming her way from Santa Claus this year. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • 13th Nov 2015 / 1:52 pm

      Aah thanks treasure. I’m SO happy I’m able to do these little films — I know that they’re something we’ll treasure as time goes by xx

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