Elijah, a little boy from church, had his 4th birthday party last Saturday at the Ross Cottom Bowling Center in Harrisburg/Eldorado, which is also where Shawn's parents are from. We were invited so we kept Gavin for the weekend and took a day trip to Eldo....for the birthday party and to visit with Shawn's parents. He had a bowling party and it was lots of fun. They had 6 little kid lanes called Highway 66 Lanes.
The kids also got to wear bowling shoes so that was fun for them. As soon as I put Gavin's on, he was walking around looking at them. Here he is 'posing' in his. I can't get that boy to smile for anything! The kids were all so cute bowling. Gavin would walk up to the lanes, sit the ball down, and then push it. It felt like it took forever for the ball to go down the lanes. I thought for sure it was never going to make it, however those lanes must have been slanted a tad cause it kept rolling. It took a little bit of coaching, but he was finally able to 'throw' it down the lanes and get it moving a little faster.
After bowling, it was pizza time, cake time and then time to open presents. Gavin was such a big boy sitting at the table with the other kids having lunch and eating cake.
As soon as it was over though, he was more interested in 'playing' the games then watching Elijah open presents. We had went to lunch with them a few weeks earlier and he was telling me some of the things he wanted and the Pop the Pig game topped his list.
Each birthday child got a bowling pin that everyone could sign that was a memory of his bowling party. I thought this was a cute idea and wish there was somewhere around here that had these cute bowling lanes for parties and such.
And of course, playing some games before heading home.
Happy 4th Birthday Elijah! Thanks for inviting us and letting us celebrate in your special day!