Monday, July 8, 2013

Bumper Bowling and Frozen Yogurt

The grand children are getting older and we like to do
more out-of-the-house activities with them, but it was a challenge
to come up with indoor/out of the rain activities.
Meghan had scoped out a cheap movie day for us, so we went to see Ice Age Continental Drift on Tuesday.  It was a good movie, and the kids loved their big box of Skittles.  Me, I went for the theatre popcorn, of course.
On Friday, our last day of entertaining Sydney and Griffin we took them Bumper Bowling at the Family Sports Center.  Sydney typed in our names, she has gone there before with her after school program class and knew how; I was impressed.
Gus trying to get a strike or even a spare maybe.

Griffin the big boy bowler. 
 Griffin asked every single time if it was his turn, when it was Sydney's.  I tried to explain that we couldn't bowl out of turn, because then it would add the score to her total and not his.  Not an easy concept for a little guy who hates to wait for his turn.

Sydney, happy to be bowling.

Not a great photo, but proof that I was there.
Sydney bowled with and without the assistance of the ramp.
Griffin amazingly did not get his fingers pinched between any balls.
We had a great time bowling.  I came in first place and Gary, placed second.  Griffin Sawyer was third place and Sydney came in last.  Sydney was mortified, she said, but I've bowled before and I'm a good bowler.  Yes, and everyone has an off day.  There was no prize money, so we were just having fun, not competing.

We stopped on the way home at a frozen yogurt place called Di'lishi.  It was so delicious the kids ate every drop.  Although many of the toppings were chocolate, I managed to make a great Sundae with Coconut ice cream, coconut flakes, pineapple, peanuts and peanut butter topping.  Yummy!  It was cool to have to freedom to create.

Griffin before eating his chocolate creation.

Sydney loved hers as well.

The kids and I created bird nests and little birds to inhabit them.
I also made chameleons out of pipe cleaners and we took turns hiding them around the house and finding them. Griffin always, always, always, had to give it away.  Even if you hog tied him so he couldn't point, he'd still look right at it. 

 We also had a tea party lunch and dinner.  The kids love the mini snacks and fruit ideas I came up with and it always helps to be in character and act silly.  The kids and I made Get Well Cards for their cousin, Henry and they spent way to much time on my Ipad.  Many of the apps on my Ipad are educational... math, letter identification, patterns, colors, sorting, stacking etc., so it wasn't totally rotting their brains.  I enjoyed teaching them new programs and helping them learn.


Meghan said...

love all the pics
The kids had a blast and Griffin told me today he "wanted you to stay all week"

Dorsey said...

I would of loved to stay longer, but unfortunately everything is happening in July. Tell him I'll be back, it may just be for a long weekend, but 8 months is way tooooo llllooonnngg.