Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Best Laid Plans...

This week is Family week at Landon's school. Each day they have different activities. Some of them are at night, others while they are in school. Last night they had family skate night at Classic Skating Center. We thought it would be fun to take Landon and Emma. They keep saying that they want to go skating. Emma even wanted a pair of roller skates for Christmas last year but Santa thought she was too young so he didn't bring her any. We dropped Reagan off at my mom's house so Dave and I could help out Landon and Emma. I rented roller blades for myself and Dave, Landon, and Emma got skates. I made it around the track once and Landon and Emma couldn't even walk in their skates. We decided to bag the roller skating and go bowling instead. Before going to the bowling alley we took Landon and Emma to Burger King for dinner. While we were waiting for the food we let Landon and Emma play on the playground. Then we ate. Landon and Emma love eating at a restaurant or even going through a drive through. Sometimes I don't know what they like more, my cooking or fast food. They did have fun at Burger King though. Personally I think they have the best french fries!

Then we went to the bowling alley. They told us that it would be a 10 minute wait. Dave and I played a couple games of air hockey. Dave won the first game and I won the second game. When they called our name we went to pay and get our shoes. They told us the price was $29.00. We couldn't afford that so we didn't get to go bowling after all. I think we will start job charts and use that as a reward after 2 months of doing their chores. Is it just me or does anyone else think the bowling shoe rental should be included in the bowling price and not seperate?

We went and picked up Reagan from my mom's house and then we were going to get ice cream from Arctic Circle and let the kids play there, but it was already getting late and Dave had to go to Mindy and Marty's to do some electrical work. Landon and Emma were a little disappointed but we just went home and gave them ice cream and then they took showers and got ready for bed. Oh well! They do say "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Maybe we will have better luck next time.

5 comments:

rsheedy said...

When we were growing up, we always loved fast food more than mom's cooking! We loved cold cereal more than a hot breakfast and wonder bread more than mom's homemade bread. What were we thinking?! That's the great thing about kids...they always want what they can't have. Come to think of it, so do adults! I guess some things never change. :)

Zachary said...

I totally agree that bowling shoes should be included in the price! How many people really bring their own shoes?

That is pretty amazing about Elder Uchtdorf and Hans! Thank you for sharing that!

princess said...

At least you guys kept trying! I would have given up and went home! The price of bowling is ridiculous these days!

The Carter Family: said...

That is insane about the bowling prices! I don't even know the last time we went, but I do know it wasn't that high! Oh, well, at least the kids had fun and you were able to get out of the house, that is always nice!!

Nathan and Esther said...

It sounds like you guys had quite an eventful night! How fun. I also think bowling prices are too high and that sometimes it is just not worth it to go!