Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bow & Arrows

funny cat pictures - Why can't you just read Harry Potter or The Hunger Games like all the other kids?
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Two of my kidlets read Hunger Games. I read the trilogy, too. So what comes after reading the books and seeing the first movie?

Archery lessons.

Last night, the five of us headed to Archery World in Vancouver for a private lesson. The youngest is too young for the Hunger Games, but she  was up for learning to shoot a bow and arrow.

I'd looked into summer archery camps. One looked very cool, but it was quite pricey especially with three kids who would want to attend. I decided a more cost effective way was to do a private lesson. If they liked it I could buy them gear and just let them keep practicing.

Needless to say, they loved it. Not surprisingly, Rose was a natural, but she got tired pretty fast. It didn't take long for the other two to consistently hit the target, either. The instructor also had hubby and I shoot. It was really fun.

We now own three bows, fifteen arrows and a family pass to go shooting.  It's fun to see everyone so excited. They can't wait to go back!

Hope you have a nice weekend!

4 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

That's exciting. And it's a great sport to develop discipline and strength.

PS Love the zombie cat. :)

Quilt Lady said...

My dad use to dear hunt with a bow, so when we were kids he set up haystack tarkets in the yard and we would try to shoot at them with bow and arrow. I really enjoyed it myself.

GladysMP said...

It is great that your family
is sharing the archery
activity. It sounds
like fun!

Brandy said...

So glad to hear y'all had a good time! Heh, we love archery at our house. Every year we buy a block of hay and some targets and practice in the backyard. Did you purchase an arm guard? Sometimes (or maybe just me *g*) the inner part of the arm bruises badly.

Hope your weekend is going well!