Much of our playing centered around the Nintendo Wii. Scott and Randy played golf & other things, but the little boys really wanted to join in with bowling. So far in life, our boys have rarely (if ever) touched a video game or computer game. We decided to let them join in too, but these new-fangled interactive, cordless controllers required a level of skill & coordination that a 4 and 6 year old do not have right off the bat. Frustration began mounting on both sides - parent and child. And we came up with a new approach . . . .
Scott and Randy stood behind the couch (with the activated controllers) and bowled while the children played under the belief that they were in full control of their bowling characters, and totally unaware of what was going on behind them -- I guess just too wrapped up in all the excitement. It was a crack-up! Over the course of the weekend Conner figured it out. As for Payton . . . Scott continued to be his phantom bowler. But we found a cow racing game that he could handle pretty well on his own.
Other highlights: the men managed to get in 36 holes of golf. Valerie and I put together an 8x8 school album for her (it looks very cute). There were about 10 games of hide-and-go-seek each day with Grammer. Randy took way too many naps. The boys sang "I Love to See the Temple" in sacrament meeting and did a fantastic job. We found out that Anna really likes to get presents -- clapping and nearly hyper-ventilating every time something new came out. We BBQ'd on Memorial day and I made my favorite ice cream cake. Randy went out with a girl from our ward (go Randy!). Conner lost his 4th tooth -- that's right, 2 on top and 2 on bottom missing in just one month with no sign of new ones coming in! But he's doing okay; he somehow managed to eat corn on the cob (his favorite). Scott and Randy stayed up 'til 3am one night playing world of warcraft. Discussing the 5 love languages with a few of us actually taking the test for the first time. And swimming at the hotel pool.