Monday, January 11, 2016

Little Archer


Pierce got a gift card for Christmas from my aunt and uncle and used it to buy a bow and arrow set.  He has wanted to try archery for a while now.

Pierce spent all day practicing.  Well all day except for when Paul and I were borrowing his bow and arrow.  Turns out archery is really fun for kids and grown ups!
So we had one gloriously sunny day and then it rained and rained and rained.  There was one grumpy 9 year old in our house, pouting over not getting to go shoot his bow and arrows. 

Hopefully he doesn't accidentally shoot his brothers.

Readers, have you ever shot a bow and arrow?

23 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

He will be a good archer, it takes a lot of concentration and he seems to be good at things when he sets his mind to it.

Charade said...

What a great gift. Where did you find the bow? We've been looking for some time for that style bow in two or three sizes for the bigger family gatherings, but everyone keeps trying to sell us compound bows or even cross bows. When we do find a simple one, it's always just a toy. Pierce's looks like a serious, yet beginning archer bow. He'll never forget his first one.

Out on the prairie said...

A good sport for all. I used to shoot until it made my fingers bleed. I have hunted with a bow, but found I like targets the best.

PioneerPreppy said...

Shot many a bow. Even made a couple over the years. Most of the early stuff was from my time as an medieval re-enactor I never did like bow hunting very much.

Lynn said...

I have done a bit but found it too difficult pulling back on the bow. Hope that rain stops soon SOON.

Sally said...

I haven't but Pierce and Hunter would have fun together - they seem to like the same things. :)

xoxo

TexWisGirl said...

only in high school gym class. :)

Monkeywrangler said...

DH used to bowhunt. I took up archery at home a few years and shoulder surgeries ago, but hope to get back to it once we get settled in our new place, wherever that will be...

Sandra Cox said...

We don't hunt, but I think it would be fun for competitive sports and hand/eye coordination.

Aodhnait said...

Archery looks like fun! I've never tried it but I would love a go :-)

Endah Murniyati said...

it needs concentration! Very difficult activity.

Harry Flashman said...

Yes, archery was a hobby of mine but I drifted away from it. My two brothers are bow hunters. It's a great sport for a family to engage in together.

Linda said...

I have, way back in high school. It was interesting but I knew I'd be better if I were stronger.

Michael Manning said...

Yes, my sister had an old wooden model. I was amazed at how the bow was mounted, because for the life of me I couldn't understand how it attached to the wood! My parents didn't let me use it, so it stayed hung on the basement wall.

Mary said...

No don't recall doing that particular sport - but it looks fun, especially being out in January wearing shorts! Haven't we been lucky here in NC so far this winter - fingers crossed it doesn't zap us all at once come February/March!

Happy new year - happy week.
Mary -

alissa apel said...

My boys love archery. They have done it at Hummel Day Camp during the summers. It is fun.

DMS said...

I have tried it and I thought it was much harder than it looks. Sounds like it will be a fun activity for your family. :)
~Jess

Betsy Adams said...

Never have ---but I know that it's a great hobby for those interested... Hope your son --and his Papa ---enjoy it....

Bet they are not outside in shorts today!!!!!! That weather changed quickly, didn't it?

Hugs,
Betsy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Yes, we have a toy one too!
love
tweedles

Debby@Just Breathe said...

How exciting. We had archery in High School but I haven't done it since.

Maggid said...

no, i never had a bow & arrow . . . looks like fun, though.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

My Grandson is getting into shooting bow and arrows also. We got him a case as part of his Christmas gift.

Romilda Gareth said...

thanks