Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Do You Play Croquet?

we had a fun memorial day. our ward had a picnic at a really nice park. andrew and emmy played at the playground and played with balls. andrew and i played ladderball for a while. then me and andrew and some of his cousins played croquet. my mom had gotten a set just recently and we opened it for the first time. i hadn't played in so long i had to read the rules. i remember i used to play all the time when i was a kid. andrew thought it was like golf at first, but then he got the hang of it, sort of, and didn't hit the ball so hard or swing his stick so wildly. of course he did keep picking up his ball and putting it in front of the wickets so he could hit it through. we just let him and didn't count his wins. he really enjoyed himself. i love it when he likes things that i liked as a kid.

6 comments:

Duke said...

i don't...but always thought it looked interesting. :)

glad you fought and won!!

EmmaP said...

what's next? badmitten? remember when we had the net in the backyard? and we had a few "birdies" and some raquets... oh wait - you were a baby. sorry... well, we had fun without you! ;)

Ruthykins said...

emma, we still had the badminton net and rackets and shuttlecocks when i was old enough to play.

greenolive said...

It is fun to see them enjoying the same things I enjoyed. I just wish that my kids had cousins they could visit once a month to have ALL the fun that we had as kids. I mean nothing beats ghost in the graveyard or watching Leo's boys jump as high as they could and doing tricks on the trampoline. And don't forget the big round swing Grandma used to have. Ah memory lane. Good times. ststedwi

Puphigirl said...

huh-huh, huh...you said shuttlecock

Emily said...

I like the Yellow...