Last night was Bowling Night in this house. Most of us went: Paige, Ronnie, me, Aunt Wii, and Ryan. Only Unc stayed home. We took Paige’s friend, Korrie Jane, and met up with Paige’s boyfriend Jude and his parents. We took up 2 lanes and had a blast in our little corner of the bowling alley.
One of the great things about bowling with small children is the bumpers. When we get there the guy goes and pulls up the bumpers so that the kids don’t get gutter balls every time. Mommy and Daddy like it too. It’s nice for helping get the pins on the very corners without worrying about the gutter. Watching the kids bowl is fun. They each have their own unique little style. Paige puts it on the floor and pushes it. And a few times she’s tried to kick it like a soccer ball. Korrie Jane throws it; the ball lands with a thud about half way down the lane.
Jude? Jude is special. I wish I had video of him bowling. I may try to get one next time. Jude bowling looks like pinball. He lobs the ball as hard as he can. It travels pretty fast down the lane. It literally bounces from one side of the bumpers to the other all the way down the lane. It’s like watching a pinball game. He’s very enthusiastic about his bowling. When it’s his turn he runs up there, grabs the ball, and runs to his lane. I love watching him bowl.
On a side note, we won’t be attending the concert. The tickets were free, but you had to get them from Ticketmaster this morning starting at 10 AM. The city of Gulf Shores was releasing 35,000 tickets. There were 8 of us at work trying to get tickets. We were all on the website hitting refresh at 9:59. None of us got tickets. None of us. I did find some, on eBay, for $1800. I wish I was kidding, but I’m not. eBay has since pulled all of the tickets for the concert from their site. I tried hard, but no tickets for us. Maybe we’ll all get together and watch it on CMT. Maybe not, we haven’t decided yet.