Two weeks ago it was my turn to take Taylor out and Andy's turn to take Matthew out...so we decided to do a double date and take the boys shooting. This worked out great because all I had to do was sit in my camp chair and take pictures. No walking involved...I was a good girl.
First they had to set up their targets...and arrange all of the junk so they could shoot at it.
Matthew had full reign of the BB gun...and I had to correct his form, he was all messed up at first! Shooting off his left shoulder and trying to aim with his right eye...didn't work so well.
In the meantime, Tay and Andy were shooting at the furthest target out...and they were using the box thingy to steady themselves. They were watching with the binoculars to see how close they came to the center of the target. Tay did really well, he hit the outside of the circle each time. I watched for a while...
Then Andy told Tay to move over and let Mom show him what a sharpshooter she was. Tay totally doubted my abilities. However...if you look closely at his face...ahem...you'll see that he's a little annoyed. Yep. I hit the dead center of the target first shot...without leaning on the bench to steady myself. He thought it was a lucky shot, so then I started naming off what I was going to hit before shooting. For example: "soda can on top of orange box, BOOM" "shot gun shell in front of that target over there, BOOM." I hit all my targets. All those years of shooting at squash in our backyard paid off I guess. It cracked me up how surprised Tay was that I could shoot! Andy just laughed and laughed.
After that, the boys started getting silly, and practicing their "form."
Here we have "casual Joe."
and "Stiff Steven."
and last but certainly not least..."Crooked Christopher."
By the end of the night, we had Matthew all straightened out and hitting his targets too! Fun date with these funny boys!