Thursday, March 28, 2013

Brady Goes Bowling

A lot of the posts this month have been about Izzie B because so much is going on with her, so I thought I'd write a post about Brady.  I belong to a few mom groups in the area and when they do things and we're available, we try to join them.  Back in January, the area schools were off in the middle of the week, so the local bowling alley offers a lunch and bowl special for kids.  It was $6 to bowl two games, and they got a hotdog and drink.  I remember bowling in Germany on Brady's actual second birthday, but he wasn't able to do it.  I thought he would have a blast, so we joined a really large group of kids and moms to go bowling.  

You can see in the picture above that they have these little ramp things so little kids don't have to try and throw a ball all the way down the lane.  If you think about it, the ball would likely never make it down because kids wouldn't be able to give it much momentum.  This way the kids could aim the ramp, then push their ball down it.  It was a big hit and Brady picked it up right away.

 His ball rolling down the lane (yep, there are bumpers too).  Can you just imagine how upset kids would get if the majority of their balls ended up the gutter?

The moms tried to put the kids together in lanes with other kids their age.  Brady was such a good boy sitting and waiting for the other two little boys in his lane to take their turns.

 He LOVED the ball return.  He also insisted on picking up the balls himself and getting them to the ramp.  Sometimes he'd pick it up wrong and it would hit the ground before he could get it to the ramp, but fortunately there were no smashed toes (and aren't they cute in tiny bowling shoes?).

Getting ready to roll the ball.  It took a long time to get three toddlers to bowl two games.  By the time we were done it was 3:30 and all the kids were about ready for nap time.

The score board.  Brady did pretty decent and scored one game in the mid-60s and another in the mid-70s.  They have family days on the weekends, so this might be a fun activity for us to do in the next month or so with Andy.

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