we'd originally discussed heading to disneyland, but quickly nixed that idea after finding out that they were expecting some sizable crowds that day. boo. instead, i suggested something i'd been wanting to try with the bean for a while: bowling.
we arrived at the bowling alley first, and looked around to kill some time. the bean was instantly drawn to the wall o'video games.
now that i look back on it, i'm surprised she didn't question the need to change into shoes that weren't hers.
with the bumpers in place, i helped her take the ball down the lane to bowl her very first frame.
as she watched her sister, the teen went up to the front desk to request a gadget that would make the whole thing more fun for the girls.
i'd never seen such a thing before, but it was like a little ramp. you positioned it near the line, plopped the ball at the top, and pushed it off - giving the heavy ball some added momentum that sent it rolling down the lane at a much speedier pace than doing it manually. it was cool.
and yes, lilcee and i joined the fun too. we didn't use the rail, though. heh. i hadn't been bowling in years, and had a blast.
in between turns, the bean relaxed.
snack time! man, i love bowling alley grub.
when i say "girls," i mean all the girls.
another successful playdate, check!