This was the second Friday in a row that we've double-dated (the Friday before we all down to Greek town and had dinner at Samos)--look how often we're getting out!! Oh yeah!! The duckpins were a big hit--she liked the pita and tzatziki from the week before too--but she liked bowling waaaaaaay more. The second we walked up to the lanes Hannah started squealing and laughing and clapping her hands; she was super happy and excited the whole time we were there and picked up on it pretty fast. She'd walk over to the balls, pick one up, walk it to the line at the start of the lane, drop it, then turn around and grab another ball before the first one had traveled 3 feet. Some of her balls even started knocking down pins, though it took a full 5 minutes for the balls she dropped to make it all the way down the lane to the pins and by then she had already dropped four more balls which were slowly making their way down the lane.
I forgot my camera and am lucky that Amy had hers, but her point-and-shoot camera is not quite as fancy pants as our SLR so I have to warn you that these photos are sub-par.
|Daddy and Hannah watching the ball roll slowly down the lane.
|Yay!! Pins fell down!!
|Look how cute she is in her bowling shoes!!
|Helping Aunt Amy keep score.
|Uncle Joel giving Hannah's dropped ball a little extra umph.
If you're in the Baltimore area, I highly recommend Stoneleigh Lanes. As a partier, I always went to Patterson, but as a family, I like Stoneleigh better. It's closer to where we live, parking is easier, the inside is more open and seems cleaner, and the other bowlers at Stoneleigh tend to be families rather than hipsters pounding Natty Bohs. Not that I have a problem with hipsters or Natty Bohs......It's just that, well, what I'm trying to say is that I think we'll be frequent frequenters of Stoneleigh this winter.