Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bowling with Friends

Paige and her cousin Kayla got to go bowling the other day for their friend Finn's b-day. They had a great time although Paige was quite upset when she wouldn't hit any pins, she's a little competitive I think. Here are some pictures that tell some of the story.

Paige and Kayla, ready to get their bowl on. I had no idea that they made bowling shoes that small.

The team!

Paige liked to put a lot of thought into her throws. Here she is getting herself mentally prepped for her turn.

Lining things up for the granny bowl.

"Bend... bend... BEND!"

"That was alright."

Kayla having a go. She was a more aggressive bowler than Paige.

"Let's see who is in the lead. What the heck! How do you read this thing? Let's get a third opinion."

"Knocking all five pins down with the first ball is a strike, worth 15 points, which means the score achieved by the player's first two balls of the next frame or frames are added to his or her score for the strike. They are also, of course, counted in their own frames, so in effect they count double. A player who takes two balls to knock all the pins down gets a spare, which means the first ball of the next frame counts double. When a bowler bowls two strikes in succession, within a game, the bowler has scored a "double". The count in the frame where the first strike was bowled is left blank until the bowler makes his or her first delivery of the next frame. When a double has been bowled, the count for the first strike is 30 points plus the value of the pins bowled down with the first ball of the frame following the second strike. When a bowler bowls three strikes in succession, within a game, the bowler has scored a "triple" (also called a "turkey"). In scoring three successive strikes, the bowler is credited with 45 points in the frame where the first strike was bowled. As in ten-pin, if either of these happen in the last frame, the player gets to take one or two shots at a re-racked set of pins immediately. A perfect score is 450, which is probably attained less frequently than perfect tenpin scores are, because of the greater opportunity in five-pin for splits (arrangements of the remaining pins in which there are spaces large enough for a ball to pass through without touching a pin). Does that make more sense?"

And of course, snacks and cake after the game. I am glad to see they are not hitting the juice too hard.

A great time had by all!

bye for now.


Author of Blog: Kendra Israelson said...

I laugh every time I read one of your posts Aaron;) The girls are SO cute!!

Anie said...

awesome pics, guy. almost like having you there! Glad the girls had too!

hong kong auntie! said...

these shots brought laughter and even a few tears to my eyes as i 'watched' the cousins and friends playing together. a blessed life, indeed!