Friday, September 01, 2006

another family first

Yep it happened last night. For the first time. We all went out together and did it. We had a blast. The twins did surprisingly well too despite the length of it all.

We went golfing. Not mini-putting. A real golf course. We played 9 holes.

So hubby has been a golfer for a while. His interest in it became such that he joined a private golf course close by. He goes there a lot. And I'm fine with that. He needs it as a stress release and he gets his exercise walking all those miles. Being athletic by nature, he keeps improving and I joke that he can one day join the Seniors PGA TOUR and we can travel North America together!

Not one to be golf widowed at such a young age, I caddied him for a while, then tried it out, took a few (as in 2) lessons. When preggo with the twins, I played my best games ever. Something about the hormones loosening up muscles and the big belly shifting the center of gravity. Haven't played much since they arrived. Maybe one or two rounds a season. And it is like riding a bike. Kind of all comes back to you and after a few swings, I'm right back where I left off.

Big sis has taken a few lessons over the years and she can wallop it good when she concentrates. As for the twins, they've been "playing" on the front lawn for a while. We just have to work on baby boy's swing: he kind of uses his golf club like a hockey stick!

So last night was the night. And the weather was perfect. Hubby made arrangements at his course to get us two carts and we teed off late so as not to have too many people before or after us. We had none. Hubby and I played for real and big sis played from the 150ft marker and we let the twins do some putting at every other hole. They enjoyed so much watching us play. They cheered us on. Learned a bit more about golf etiquette (like when to be QUIET). They kept score. They had little drinks and snacks in the cart. We let big sis drive the cart too. And after 9 holes we all went for supper at the clubhouse. We were famished. And hubby was beaming. He had his whole family with him and we were sharing our very first golf stories.

Hoping for many more of these times.


Silver Creek Mom said...

Sounds WONDERFUL Twinmom!

I love first. Well good firsts. LOL!

I know there will be more Firsts. I can just see Hubby and Son out there doing their most inmate talking while putting.

HOW Wonderful.

mommaobrienx7 said...

Sounds like you had a nice time! My family is full of avid golfers. All of my sons play and had their own clubs by age 5!

BeachMama said...

Sounds like the perfect family golf day. Let's hope you have many more family golf days to follow. Hubby should be proud :)

nancy said...

Oooh how lovely!!! I look forward to the days my boys can go golfing, with their father, and I will meet them after for drinks & dinner. (hee hee)

Snack Mommy said...

What a fantastic way to spend a day! You are great at finding activities for the whole family despite the age differences in the children. Now if you could only find a way to have that family motorcycle ride ;~)