Donkey Balls

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Hah.  Thought I’d grab your attention with that blog title!  Let me explain.


Donkey Balls – AKA Ladder Golf – is a very fun game.  There are two golf balls, connected by a string, and you throw it at a three-run ladder.  The balls have the wrap around the rung to count, and each rung is worth a different score.  First team to 21 wins!


Turns out my father-in-law is, randomly, extremely good at Donkey Balls. 


Must be the plaid pants.


We met up at Freedom Park for a lovely picnic and games.



I am in girl-lurve with Joe’s fiancée and am working hard to sell the city of Charlotte to them both.  After three days, I think I may have planted the seed that they should totally move here!  Winking smile


(Sunscreen in Henry’s hair…. and yes – it’s warm enough for shorts and a tank top!)




We made a salad and topped it with either grilled tempeh or chicken.


Chips on the side:


Baby lunch:


Squeeee.  Cute little baby leg.


Speaking of Henry, he got his walk on…


And had oodles of Grandma time…


And played in the sand for the first time ever.

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All in all, a very successful Saturday.



  • Giselle March 30, 2013, 7:02 pm

    I always read and heard that tofu/soy should be consumed by children? (little ones anyway). Have you check peer reviewed studies on it?

  • Emily @ The Swallow Flies March 30, 2013, 7:13 pm

    Henry is getting so big – I just want to squeeze those cheeks! (I swear I am not as creepy as that just sounded!) Also, BEST blog title ever. 🙂

  • Jessica R @ From the Kitchen to the Road March 30, 2013, 7:23 pm

    Looks like a fun day. Interesting name for a game…. 🙂

  • shelby March 30, 2013, 7:34 pm

    We call that game “Testie Toss” in Wisconsin – haha

  • Rebecca March 30, 2013, 8:02 pm

    I saw the title and thought of John Green because in one of his books a character says “donkey balls”… Paper Towns, I think?

    We call that game Plumber’s Golf because the first time we played it the “ladders” were made of PVC pipe. I once accidentally called it Plumber’s Balls and a friend laughed at me. Oops!

    Henry just gets cuter all the time!

  • Sara @ fitcupcaker March 30, 2013, 8:13 pm

    How cute, looks like such a pretty day!

  • Tara March 30, 2013, 8:23 pm

    Aw his fiancé is gorgeous! I played donkey balls last week at a BBQ, I am in no way good at physical games but I completely dominated everyone.

  • Amber K March 30, 2013, 8:37 pm

    So sweet! How did he like the sand?

  • Miranda @ Miranda Runs March 30, 2013, 8:57 pm

    Aw too cute! Henry playing in the sand=precious! Glad you got to spend time with family! 🙂 PS- I wore shorts today too! …although it was only 60. Yay Seattle!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs March 30, 2013, 9:16 pm

    Ha! Great title 🙂

    Sounds like a fun game & a great way to spend the day!

  • jen March 30, 2013, 9:19 pm

    his shoes are too cute. were they a consignment find too? i’m finding it more difficult to find baby boy shoes i love than baby girl. go figure 🙂

    • Caitlin March 30, 2013, 10:19 pm

      Old navy!

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) March 30, 2013, 9:26 pm

    Did he eat the sand? Might be a fun nappy to change!

    That is the nicest ladder golf set I’ve ever seen…might even stand up to my pack of 7 kiddos!

  • March 30, 2013, 10:09 pm

    Glad to know I’m not the only one to call it donkey balls! 🙂 Also known as Polish golf around here..

  • Katya March 30, 2013, 11:11 pm

    the question is, how much sand did henry eat? lol. looks like a fun family day out!

  • Maria March 31, 2013, 4:23 am

    Henry is getting cuter every day! Where I live it’s still cold and yesterday it snowed, so I dream of picnics.

  • Anna @ Sincerely, Anna March 31, 2013, 4:44 am

    Oh I wish we had weather as nice as you do now! Your father in law is one stylish man with those pants, and I am actually pretty sure I have played this game before, but I might or might not have been really bad at it, haha.
    You have the most beautiful parks where you live too!
    Have a happy easter, hope you too are enjoying a lovely long weekend!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 31, 2013, 8:54 am

    That baby hat!!! Squeeee!! 🙂

  • Sarah@KidsHeartRealFood March 31, 2013, 8:39 pm

    I laughed out loud at your post title! My husband’s father made us this game but we always called it something else (it’s slightly offensive so I won’t say it here). However, Donkey Balls is much more descriptive – I’m going to use it moving forward!

  • Catherine March 31, 2013, 8:53 pm

    Donkey balls??!! That’s fantastic. I always giggle when someone mentions playing “Cornhole,” and that’s not nearly as awesome. Clearly, I’m a 10 year old stuck in a 28 year old’s body.

    Henry is so fun-sized and cute! I love the pic with his cute shoes and chubby little baby hand holding his tofu. 🙂

  • Bonnie @ Searching for Alignment March 31, 2013, 9:42 pm

    It looks like Henry and his dad have the anti sunglasses thing in common! 🙂

  • Samantha March 31, 2013, 10:39 pm

    So funny to see all of the different names for the game. We call it redneck golf in upstate ny. Always played alongside horseshoes and corn hole!

  • Craig March 31, 2013, 10:51 pm

    Great title, got me to read it 🙂
    Looks a fun games and a great day out

  • Angela April 1, 2013, 1:30 am

    I love that game!! So great! I call it ladder golf, but I’ve also heard teste toss. Never donkey balls though… a new one. 🙂

  • Sarah April 1, 2013, 8:22 am

    I’m jealous of your weather, Spring has yet to arrive in Kentucky! Looks like a lovely day with family, Henry is so stinkin’ cute 🙂

  • Emily N April 1, 2013, 10:55 am

    We call it redneck golf. 🙂

  • Julie April 1, 2013, 10:58 am

    Ha ha! We have that game… never heard it called that!

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