Tuesday, January 14, 2014

First Bowling of the New Year


First round of Bumper Bowlers league of 2014! Forgive my poor pictures. As you can imagine, it is very hard to keep everyone going and together when it is just me. I had 4 little ones bowling this year. The best I could do is super quick snapshots.

Notice no headphones on Clark? Yeah! We over came the noise overload at the bowling alley! 

This one is pretty bad. I cannot figure out why he chose to sit down to watch his ball. As long as he got up when it hit the pins, I let Tyke do as he pleased. At least I knew where he was.

 Pork decided he was going to lay the ball down and roll it. No matter what I did, I could not get him to toss it. Needless to say, even though he is the strongest child (and the heaviest by 15+ lbs), he had the slowest moving balls.


Oh Pork Pork. At least the ball made it down all the way. The boys all have their own balls. The Colonel does not. So she had to use one of theirs.

The Elder was going to join us. Normally he is out of work at 3:30pm. Only his job opened up over time until May or June. This means he will not be out of work until 5:30pm. This leaves me to handle bowling (4:30pm) alone.
Colonel Sanders
 This is the first time The Colonel has been allowed to bowl on the league. Normally they will not allow them till they are 4 (or very close). The Colonel turned 2 in November.  The Elder has bowled here for years. Everyone knows him. The boys bowled all last year. So they knew our family as a whole. One of the coaches told us that if The Colonel would remain interested, then they would gladly allow her on the league. YES! It makes my life easier (kinda).

C - Our beloved Glow Stick.

Friday, January 3, 2014


Clark has come a long way with bowling! We no longer need the headphones. He no longer melts down near 6th frame. Now Clark just has a few problems getting started.  Last "season" we had bowling on Saturday mornings. First thing in the morning is always a good time for us. 

Yes, they participate in bumper bowling. Over the last 2 "seasons" they have improved. The bumpers are not always in use.

Snack while bowling seems to be key at keeping the minions in one place. 

This winter their league went to 5 week long sessions instead of 10-11 week sessions. There is no longer a Saturday league. Our only option this winter is 4:30 on Tuesdays. Tuesdays will now become Crock Pot Tuesdays!

My 3 bowling Minions...

:-) Like the shirts? I actually have one for all 5 minions. The Colonel will be joining the boys this winter. She is still under the age, but since The Elder bowls on Sundays there and the boys make up their own team, they agreed to let Colonel Sanders join early, after all, she is there anyway and it will help keep her amused.