Sunday, April 19, 2009

Vacation Day II: Bowling

This (extended) weekend, our family is having a vacation between the winter semester and the spring term. On Day I of the vacation, James and Natalie were overanxious to see a movie at the theater, so Bryan babysat while they went and watched the 10 pm showing of "State of Play." While Russell Crowe was excellent (as always) in the lead and Robin Wright Penn was very good in a supporting role, the rest of the cast was humdrum and the story line/plot twists were a snooze. James was bored from about 10 minutes in, and we don't recommend the movie. Worse, James and Natalie realized they hadn't brought enough money, so they had to suffer through the whole thing with only a medium popcorn and no drinks (gasp!).

On Day II, the whole family went bowling together at the BYU Games Center. Candace and Joshua both got to bowl, and they loved it. On one of Candace's first turns, James was helping her aim a guide used to help her bowl, Natalie was videotaping, and Joshua was standing behind James and Candace as Candace pushed the ball down the guide. At least that's where we thought Joshua was...

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Joshua and Candace each had fun, at least during the first game. Sometimes, Candace wanted to try new things by using a heavier ball or by bowling without the guide...

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Joshua loved to give the ball a shove, too...

Natalie and James learned that two games is one too many for a three year old and a one year old. The first game was a fairly low-scoring affair, but the second game was much more well-played, with Candace (read: James) winning with a 196 (so close to 200!), James and Joshua in second, and Natalie (read: James and Candace) in third...

We'll update more on the vacation later!

6 comments:

Lindsay said...

I can just imagine how much everyone at the bowling place loved watching Joshua run down the lane. :) I'm glad he didn't make it all the way to the pins!
:) Looks like you guys are having a fun time.

DeAnn said...

so cute. i miss them

Tarmy said...

A video I just had to watch! So funny. Enjoy your vacation!

Becky said...

haha what a cutie.

Kelly said...

Sounds like you guys are having a fun time this week :) But Kate is missing Candace at the playground!

the Gardners said...

The video with Joshua running down the lane was hilarious! We miss you guys and hope you are doing well!