Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Starting Them Out Young

I could not resist sharing this picture. This is Super Boy (who'll be 5 in just a few weeks) shooting a BB gun for the first time. Teen Son is helping him. Way too cute.

Last night was the Family Fun Shoot for our 4-H shooting club. We invite all the other 4-H clubs in the county to come join us for an evening. We offer archery, BB's, air rifle,and some simple games like darts, rubber band guns, and this funny air contraption thingy that blows down pop bottles. It's a great way to share shooting sports to other 4-H'ers.

The kids all had a great time. At the end of the evening was an award ceremony and, of course, the Wittmanns did well. In fact, Buster got first place in his age group (9 to 11). If that boy ever actually put in some decent practice time, he'd be an Olympic shooter!

Super Boy didn't hit a single target so no trophies where in his grasp, but he did get a participation ribbon. As soon as we walked in the door, he ran to Rob exclaiming, "Daddy, Daddy, look I won an award! I'm a shooter!" I think he's hooked.

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