Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Bowling Party

Silas was invited to a birthday party for his friend Nolan. It was at the only bowling alley in the Bismarck/Mandan area. Its actually a nice bowling alley. I haven't been bowling in a long time. You may laugh, but I think the last time I went into a bowling alley, I walked out smelling like smoke.

This bowling alley was newly renovated and the computers were nice and user friendly. I was surprised.

So, back to the party.

There were like 12 - 5 yr olds. Stacy's husband brought up a suggestion yesterday that I thought was good one -- Require hockey helmets. HA! It wasn't that bad. It wasn't bad at all really. The one game they played lasted FOREVER. But no one was hurt, the bumpers on the gutters made everyone score points and remain happy.

But, Silas concluded that bowling is boring. He really didn't like it. It was too slow, took too long to come back around to his turn and the point system confused him. I don't think Silas will be asking for a bowling party.


Jerre said...

Tanner had a bowling party this year for his 10th b'day. It was great! We had 2 lanes with 6 kids on each lane. They were big enough that all we had to do was watch. The kids had fun and it was easy for me. So maybe Silas will change his mind!

Erin said...

I hate going bowling for the simple reason that I ALWAYS come out smelling smoky! If you guys get a Wii (they are SO much fun), they have a really fun bowling game. That's how we do most of our bowling! :)

Peggy said...

He needs to try bowling on a Wii! My kids LOVE it and it doesn't take long to get back to your turn! Sky is better at it than anyone else in the family - he bowls strikes and spares almost everytime!

Peggy said...

Oh, one more thing.... How can I bribe you to put a link to my blog under your "spare time reads" list?! :-)