Off they went. I had my bookclub tonight so couldn't go. :( G calls me within 15 minutes of start time. Riley already got a strike! Yippee!!! I immediately ask if he got the "happy" dance on film. As luck would have it R chose this particular time to demonstrate self-control by walking calmly back to his seat on the bench. Oi-vay. Two more strikes and still no "happy" dance. *sigh* Not to worry. G got some other footage so prepare yourself to be entertained. Watch closely.
Riley prepares himself by adjusting his shorts so they will not interfere with his ability to bend at the knees.
After careful deliberation Riley chooses a ball and approaches the line cautiously.
His eyes are focused on the pins at the end of the alley.
He then finishes with his classic Mario (from Nintendo) arm gesture. Rats! No strike this time.
Riley is able to maintain his focus in this second clip. If you watch closely you will see his confusion after he is unable to "spare" after his second ball. His ability to wait patiently for the reset still boggles my mind. We've come a looooong way baby! *wink*
We will give it another try next week. :)