Monday, December 12, 2011


     For our family activity, we decided to go for a treat and go bowling!  All the kids love it when we can go to do this.  We actually did this a few days before I ended up getting sick, happily.  Luckily, the bowling alley was running a special and I had a coupon, so it made it just about free.  (At the end of this post, I'll link a site that allows kids to bowl free at many bowling alleys--check it out!).   My littlest one, loves that bowling can turn out just as well for big kids as for little ones,  (i.e., it's anyone's guess where that ball will go and how many pins it will knock down) so  he loved this activity.

                              My second son (CK) has got his own "spin move" which accompanies a
                              little dance that he does back to the seating area:

                            No trip to the bowling alley would be complete without the greasy bowling
                            alley fries!  Yuck!  The kids love them though, so we get one for them
                            all to does the motto go...everything in moderation!  (Okay,
                            well, so they actually are kind of tasty...). 
Come on back!

Here's the link for anyone who's looking to take their kids bowling--for free!  Also, before going, check your local bowling alley for specials and coupons that they have running.  There's usually something they
can give you to cut the price:

Happy Bowling!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Victorian Stroll

The Victorian Stroll was a perfect family activity for this week.  Not only was it free with free hot chocolate and other treats, but the weather was warmer than usual.  It was a great way to sneak in fresh air and exercise into our family time, although the treats may have canceled any real benefit!

Many people dressed in Victorian clothing and strolled down the street.  Some sang carols, others handed out candy canes, still others just soaked up the atmosphere.

The window displays in the shops were just as entertaining as the folk walking the street:

                            Local dancers from "The Nutcracker" danced in shop windows:

                                                           Carolers sing on the steps:

                                     Of course, there'd be no Christmas without Father Christmas:

We all enjoyed the scenery (and candy canes, hot chocolate, matza ball soup, etc.)!