Family Night Bowling

We’d been talking about going bowling together for months and finally took the opportunity during Family Home Evening one Monday night. Maddie fell asleep on the way over so she was super grumpy when we arrived. She didn’t even want to try using the dragon bowling ramp we set up for the kids. Jake and Joey hung out in the stroller and watched us play as they snacked on pretzels. I can’t wait for them to start walking so that they can join us in these kinds of activities.

At first, Warren only used the ramp, but once he got going decided that he would try throwing the ball himself. More like chucking it in the air and having it come crashing down in the middle of the lane. Despite the crazy throws, and thanks to the side bumpers that came up during his turn, he actually started doing pretty well. Many spares and a few strikes. We won’t mention the gutter balls that rolled along the bumper and dumped to the side before it ever hit any pins.

Finally, Maddie warmed up to the idea and gave it a try.

I think she got more strikes than all of us combined. We are not bowling pros, to say the least. Maybe Colin and I should have used the bumpers on our turns, as well.

We ended the outing with bowling alley food. French fried dinner sounded good to me after a low-scoring but fun game.

2 thoughts on “Family Night Bowling”

  1. I definitely would have used the bumpers! I love the picture of Maddie with her hands on her hips as she watches it go down the lane.

  2. Yeah, I have to admit, I kind of miss the days of manual bumpers so it didn’t really look like you needed them, it was just too hard to move them between bowlers… It really helped me break the “60 barrier”…

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