Saturday, February 27, 2010

Family night

Friday nights are our family nights....we watch movies, play games, go out to eat, go bowling, whatever our hearts (and budget) desire. Last night we all went bowling. We haven't been bowling as a family.....well, ever! The kids have gone to bowling birthday parties but we've never gone all 6 of us. And it was Eli's first time going REAL bowling.....wii bowling does NOT count!

The line-up of bowling balls for our family. Notice the bright pink one (for Abby), the orange one (for Joey) and the brighter green one (for Noah). Gotta get those favorite colors out there!

Abby did what her mom always used to do.....drop the ball onto the lane.
Quite the form, Joey!

Eli loved using the ramp. He tried going without it once....we didn't think the ball was going to make it to the other end! But Eli was quite the trooper. He had to do everything himself -- go figure! He would pick the ball up by himself, lift it onto the ramp by himself, and push it down the ramp by himself.

Good job, Noah!!!

The kids were very impressed by Daddy's bowling technique. But when they tried the "leg crossed behind" thing, they fell over.

Sometimes the wait between turns can get a bit you need to make your own fun! Turns out that playing chase around the bowling balls is great fun! Who knew?!?!

We ended the evening with a little bit of attitude but that's to be expected. Eli did NOT want anyone else using "his ball"!
We all ended the evening wanting to do this again. Lots of fun, MANY laughs, and all 4 kids did better than Mommy. Maybe I should use bumpers next time!