When in Rhode Island, we love to go to the duckpin bowling alleys. For those of you who don't know, duckpin bowling uses a much smaller ball (without finger holes) and smaller pins. It is very kid-friendly. For her last birthday, Meg very much wanted to do a duckpin bowling party, but our closest alley at home is nearly an hour away. So, she had to settle for normal bowling (we still had a good time).
In Rhode Island, we all enjoyed watching three-year-old Anne take her turn at bowling. She experimented with numerous methods of pushing the bowling ball down the lane. Regardless of the method it would move at a snail's pace. During the long wait to see if it would knock down any pins, she would do all the classic bowling moves. If the ball moved too far to one side, she would lean the opposite direction, hoping to will the ball to move, Sometimes, she would just cover her eyes with her hands because she just couldn't watch. The ball often managed to hit a few pins and she would cheer accordingly: "Go Annie! Go Annie!"