Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bowling With Kindergartners

Today was a field trip with Shelby's Kindergarten class to the bowling alley.  I must say that watching three classes full of six year olds try to bowl was the funniest thing I've seen in a while.  Their approach to this sport is quite entertaining to say the least.  Some took the run to the edge of the line and hurl the ball approach while others would stand at the edge of the line and granny shoot the ball (which is my personal favorite).  The buzzer that alerts you that you are stepping over the line was buzzing non-stop.  The kids were warned about overstepping because the lanes were oiled and they might fall.  When the buzzer went off, they got that deer in the headlights look like they thought they were going to have to go to the principals office!  This one little girl would toss her ball and it seemed like it took days for the thing to go down the lane.  She would stand there and jump up and down like she was trying to make it go faster.  It was like watching paint dry.  Overall, it was quite an entertaining time.       

They were scheduled to go to the park afterward to eat their sack lunch but it was too wet, so we ended up going back to the school. Since I had promised Shelby that I would eat lunch with her, Emily and I went back to the school and had lunch with her in the cafeteria and then played with her afterward on the playground for a bit. My sister joined us as well and had lunch with her Kindergarten daughter, Katie.  Overall we had a fun day and I am so thankful that I am fortunate enough to be able to go and do things like this with my daughter.  I hope it is something that she'll always remember. When it was time for Mandy and I to leave the girls, as their recess was about to end, the tears began to flow.  They did not want to stay at school.  They wanted to be checked out early.  My sister had to go back to work, but I told them they could go with me.  I had a few things that I needed to do back at the office, but the girls are old enough to help out with Emily and they will keep themselves entertained while I work.  I had to order some checks and envelopes from Quickbooks. Thankfully I had some coupons to use so that I could save a bit of money because we all know that in today's economy every penny you can pinch is a penny well saved!  I did what I needed to do and the girls and I came home.  Tyler was riding horses (go figure) with his grandpa so we had a quiet afternoon watching some movies and hanging out.  I have uploaded the pictures from our day to Facebook, as always.  If you haven't seen them yet, you can click here to do so. 

6 comments, add yours here:

Amazing Gracie said...

What a great day! You're SO right about the memories. Since my folks owned their business and it was open everyday of the year (except Christmas), they would take me and my brother out of school for a couple of days at a time for short trips. I remember most of them and what wonderful memories....
~~~Blessings~~~

Cathy said...

what a fun day--great you could take them to work with you!

Julie@Momspective said...

I LOVE bowling with the kids! I just found a bogo family pass to the local lanes and this inspires me to take everyone to have some family fun!

maryt/theteach said...

What a great picture of you, Tish, and your daughter! My "LATSOF" is up! :)

Akelamalu said...

I haven't been bowling for years, well I've played it on a Wii recently - I'm still good!

Sounds like a great day out with the kids. :)

Desert Songbird said...

I miss field trips. I'm not physically capable of going on most of them, and now they've been stopped due to budget cutbacks. Darn legislators.

Oh well, now that school is over, we have another year to look on with great anticipation. My daughter's last one in grade school!