Saturday, March 31, 2012
Our first bowling trip
So today we had our first experience bowling with the boys. One of our friends from church was celebrating his 5th birthday and had a bowling party. Down at the local rec center we have a small bowling alley- only 4 lanes of candle pin but big enough to entertain a crew of 3-5 year olds! Xander was much more impressed than James though. Xander actually did amazingly well even when he was bowling without bumpers. At first he wasn't giving the ball enough ooomph but then he figured it out and went to town. James never really figured how to put enough power behind the ball to get it to the end of the lane- luckily the lanes slope slightly downward! It was a good thing we had bowling to keep the boys occupied though because once Xander saw the cake that was pretty much the only thing he was interested in. John's mom made a wonderful Spiderman cake with very bright red and blue frosting. Once they finally got their pieces of cake it was quite obvious since James' mouth and face were dyed blue and Xander's dyed red.Note to self only light colored frosting is allowed a kid birthday parties!
After the party we took off for the seacoast to visit my family and to go to the new grand opening sale of the Tractor Supply in Brentwood. It's pretty sad when a sale at Tractor Supply gets everyone in the family excited but welcome to farm life! Frank was able to get a new stock tank, some fence posts and some fencing supplies and the boys got some toys alpacas to add to their fleet of farm animals. Somehow both boys managed to have potty accidents on the way there so the poor kids were running around Tractor Supply barelegged because I have gotten out of the habit of bringing changes of clothes with us everywhere- shame on mommy. Luckily Nan came to meet us with boxes of hand me downs from the cousins so we were able to find 2 pairs of pants that fit- poor James got yellow with white polka dots! After Tractor Supply we headed over to my brother's house and for the first time in almost 2 years had my whole immediate family together for dinner (well except my poor niece who was off at boarding school). It was a lot of fun to hang out with everyone. It made for a long day but it was worthwhile!