So Saturday (12.13.08) after the kids had napped, we headed over to the local bowling alley (which is maybe a mile from our house) for some Glo' & Bowl Fun! We belong to our Community Association (CTCA) and participate in several of their events throughout the year. They mainly focus on family events so it's fun to attend or volunteer for them. As usual, we were late (due to naps and Kara's feeding schedule) so we missed Santa, but Santa must have known Ryan was going to be late because he left a huge goodie bag for him. We had LUCKY number 7 lane all to ourselves and after putting on our lovely "haven't changed the style in 50 years" bowling shoes, we searched for a ball for Ryan. I was sad to find that there weren't any balls less than 6 lbs, but he managed quite well for that weight. And just for the record, if I had realized that wearing white or any light color for that matter was going to result in a full blown GLOW, I would have dressed all of us in it! I guess maybe I should known from the title Glo' and Bowl, huh?
Look even our shoe threads GLOWED! Funny how Chris didn't even put his shoes on, he had some excuse about having to hold the baby so he couldn't bowl.
Ryan couldn't get enough speed with the bowling ball to make it down the alley. There were bumpers up so he didn't have gutter balls but his ball would actually get stuck in the middle of the alley. Then I had to come to rescue and throw another ball down to hit his ball....this was fun for like the first two times and then it became such a pain until....
....a woman (who must bring her kids bowling all the time!) told us about a kiddie ramp Ryan could use. We quickly found one in a corner and I (because Chris was holding Kara!) dragged it back to our lane and set it up. It was PERFECT. The ramp caused the bowling ball to pick up speed thus making the ball roll faster down the alley. I truly do not remember having a ramp to use when I was a child...but again, I don't think I bowled much then either.
It turned out to be a lot of fun and I think we are going to take Ryan again some day....and Chris WILL wear those lovely bowling shoes and I WILL get a picture of him in them. :)
On Sunday, our sweet but cranky Kara turned 6 months old!
Kara has her 6 month wellness visit on Friday. Look for an update then...