Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Miniature Golf

Jerry and I have never been big on celebrating Valentine's Day.  It seems like nothing more than a Hallmark holiday, thought up for nothing other than selling flowers, greeting cards, and candy.  Personally, I'd rather get flowers three or four times throughout the year, when they were really bought from the heart, than once on Valentine's day because "it is the right thing to do" - for the same price, too! I mean, we should show each other love all year long, not just on one day. So we really don't do much on February 14, but our children get so excited about it and want to do something special.  For them, we planned a fun family night out.  Jerry came home from work a bit early and we headed out to play some miniature golf and then went to Taco Bell for dinner.  Not the typical Valentine's Day celebration, but for us it was perfect!

Aaron lines up his first putt, only to realize he really needs a shorter putter!

Ethan has a bit more casual stance when playing miniature golf!

Andrew was the shock of the evening! Not only did he *love* playing, he was incredibly determined! We didn't know just how persistant he was before this night.  He WOULD NOT quit trying until he got his ball in the hole.  In fact, if he hit the ball too close to the hold the first time, he would pick the ball up and move it farther away from the hole so it wasn't "too easy" a shot!

Isn't he just incredibly cute???

We did have one casualty - Ethan fell, ripped his jean hole so large the jeans are no longer wearable, and skinned his whole knee.  Fortunately, the establishment had neosporin and bandaids. Whew! Crisis averted!

Due to Andrew's persistence, we were at the park until after 7:00! At least we got to see a beautiful sunset.


Joanna said...

Yeah, Andrew is the cutest! Well...okay, Isaac is the cutest, but after that is Andrew. ;)

Rick Drost said...

Looks like your golfing experience with your kids was better than the first golfing experience I had with Jerry. From then on he stood behind the tee! :-)