Thursday, January 8, 2009

The family that bowls together...

well, if nothing else, they at least share a good laugh together.

I promise (I think) this will be the last post of our trip to New York. (Try not to get too excited!)

We really did not do too much sightseeing while we were up there over the holidays. Which is probably a good thing too, or else I would still have another 10 posts yet to do before I was caught up...which conjointly means you would have had yet another 10 posts to read about our trip that happened two weeks ago. : )

At the beginning of the week the snow was at least eight inches deep and us Southern-born-and-bred people, well, we just don't drive in that stuff. It's dangerous. For everyone.

Anyway, Christmas was Thursday and we left on Sunday - so really, that left us very little time to "do" much. We managed to squeeze in a trip to West Point...which coincidentally was closed, except for the visitor's center.

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We drove through Sleepy Hollow...you know, the home of the Headless Horseman. It was really very beautiful.

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And we went bowling.

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Now, you must know something about my family: we are all extremely competitive people. Even growing-up, we, as a family-unit, pretty much avoided any and all family activities centered around our competing against one another: no board games, no putt-putt golf, no bowling, etc, etc, etc.

So this trip to the bowling alley was really a first for us. We have my hubby to thank for that. I'm forever baffled by the things he introduces to my family. We show him the world. He shows us things like fishing and bowling. (lol) - (I love that man!)

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Anyway, the boys played on one lane. And us girls...

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well, we played on the bumper-lane with Jack. We're good about making sacrifices like that.

Dad sat nearby and refereed (just in case things got too out of hand).

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And all was fine until we found out Aunt Kim was some kind of professional bowler (or at least the spawn of one).

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We quickly kicked her off our lane and sent her to play with the boys.

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She wouldn't talk to us the rest of the afternoon.

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Who needed her for entertainment, anyway?...We had Jack!!

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10 comments:

Daniele said...

How cute is that! Those were the days before kids we would go bowling colorama on Saturday nights with friends and family. Now it is bumper bowling for all.

Stacey said...

How neat! Those pictures are so precious! I suck at bowling...my college instructor in my bowling class passed me even though I FAILED BOWLING...he asked me what I would do if I didn't pass, and I told him I'd head right on down and sign up for the class again, so he passed me so he wouldn't have to "teach" me again!!! :)

Knit Purl Gurl said...

So cute.. I haven't been bowling in forever! What fun. I'll have to take the kidlets bowling soon!!

Dawn said...

Great pictures of Great FUN!

I have an award for you on my blog. :)

Knit Purl Gurl said...

I left you an award on my blog!

Shawna Byrd said...

Jack did SOO good! I bet he did a good job entertaining everyone!

Debbie said...

You guys were cheated. Where are those nice little tubes to block the gutters? That is the only way to bowl.

Tabitha Blue said...

Jack is just the cutest!! Who wouldn't want to bowl with him around.. how fun!!!!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

lol... I'm glad to hear that another family is extremely competitive...I was beginning to think that there's something wrong with my husband...lol...he's just way too competitive! Even on monopoly! Good grief!

Oh, I love bowling! I'm pretty good at it, too! :)

This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood said...

Your family sounds like mine. :) We are all very competitive when we get together for game nights or when we do games-for-prizes at Christmastime.

I just may have to fit in a game of bowling during my trip home next month!