Thursday, March 05, 2009

First time Bowling

We took the boys bowling for the first time last weekend. Renting the lane for an hour seemed like a better idea than paying per game, so after we got our bright pink ball for the boys, and had the man lift the side bumpers, we were on our way.

We knew it will would take patience from us to teach the kids. We were prepared for that. What we were NOT prepared for was the endless wait of waiting, waiting,


and waiting some more for the ball to go the length of the lane.

You may think I am exaggerating, but the ball went so slow that it would cross the line for the pin holder to come down before the ball actually touched any of the pins.

If you have an extra 10 minutes, you can watch here.

Taking them bowling was a good time and the boys loved it. They would pick up the ball and stagger under its weight as they walked to the lane to bowl. If one of us went to help, we would usually get the "I do it myself!" so we let them. Here you can see Luke drops the ball twice and as I help him pick it up he tells me "I got it!". I think he has the most original bowling style.

Even though we know all three enjoyed it, Jaxon really seemed to have a good time -feeding off our neighboring bowling lanes where there was cheering and hip bumps alike. It was funny to see him appropriately act that way, knowing he was just picking it up from the people next to us. He just loves to be excited, no matter the reason.

With our hour up, we had only finished 8 of our 10 rounds. Even though the scores were low, our spirits were high. Can't wait to go again!

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