07-13-19 A New Hobby

This summer we had hoped to send the kids to summer camp for at least a week, but that ended up not working out. In lieu of that, I have been trying to find interesting and unique things the kids can do from time to time. That’s why I decided to sign them up for archery lessons!

In our family we have zero bow and arrow experience, but I’ve always thought it would be a really fun skill to learn. Their lessons are about 45 minutes from the house and we didn’t tell them until this morning where they were going. Their eyes got so big. They got even more excited to learn they would be shooting real arrows and not toys.

When we arrived we went over the safety instructions with the kids. C and Big E were the only ones old enough to shoot, so Baby E will have to wait until next year. The instructors took a lot of time with the kids to make sure they knew what they were doing and that they were handling the equipment in a safe manner.

The kids took to it surprisingly quickly. They learned how to hold the bow, load the arrow, and shoot. They did a pretty good job of hitting near or on the target. They tried out a couple of different styles of bows and landed on ones that they really liked. I think they are both looking forward to their next lesson!

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