Sunday, August 2, 2009

Summer Clips

We are off and starting another year of baseball this year. Jordan is playing in the Babe-Ruth league in Idaho Falls this year, and Blake of course will be coaching again. He loves it! Jordan played 2nd base all season and did an awesome job at it. His team only lost 1 game all year long and took 3rd place in the end of the year tournament. Blake was way excited to do so well the 1st year in the league. The beginning of the season they put Firth in the JV league and they killed every team, so they were to put us in the varsity league the 2nd half of the season and messed up and didn't do that, so we stayed JV the whole season. Well when tournament time came they all decided that Firth was too good to stay JV for tournament and put us in the Varsity, so we ended up taking 3rd. It was good for the boys to have a winning season and go into tournament and take 3rd. Jordan had fun and learned a lot. He was the only one on the team that was a consistent hitter all season. WAY TO GO BUD!!!!
Here is Kiel pitching in his 1st All-Star tournament in St. Anthony. He got chosen to be on 2 different All-Star teams this year. Kiel played 3rd base and Pitcher throughout the season for his team this year and in the All-Stars. He is more at home on the mound though!

This year for the 4th we decided to get away and go to Island Park for the weekend with Blake's
family and grandparents. It was so much fun and relaxing. It was a hot weekend and the water felt good.
Blake enjoying the lakeside view, while Jordan and Kiel decide who is going to take a swim, i think Jordan won!~~

Kiel and Courtney ( Kiel's cousin) on a tube ride with water splashing in their face.

Saturday afternoon before the fireworks we took a drive to Big Springs to see the fish, we got eaten alive by mosquitos so we left really fast. Up above we are all waiting for the parade to start. They had a parade around the Island early Saturday morning, my boys ended up with a bag 1/2 full of candy. It was a really nice day full of festivities.

The Chapman reunion was held in the middle of July this year at Grandma & Grandpa's place. We started off the reunion with a hotdog roast at our home on Friday night. It was fun to all sit around the campfire roasting hotdogs and laughing. We had all kinds of fun! Lots of food, laughter, and games. Volleyball is always a big hit in the heat, and the kids played some water games with grandpa Blaine getting in the middle of it.

Kiel was chosen to be on a Firth All-Star team this year, they played in Blackfoot and did awesome. Kiel pitched 2 games holding the 1st team to only 2 points, and bringing Firth their 1st win of the tournament. The 2nd game he pitched he held the other team to only 4 points, and Firth another win. Kiel did awesome, and he enjoyed every minute of it. He had a couple of nice hits with a 3 RBI's, and some nice playes and catches for his team.

This summer we are lucky enough to be building a garage, FINALLY! We have only been waiting for 10 years for one. It has taken us longer then we had thought, but we are happy to get it done. Here is my brother Troy ( who flew all the way from Romaina to help us with it ), Blake and Kiel. Troy and Blake are teaching Kiel how to work! lol :) I will be posting more pictures soon of the progress on the garage. As we are all so excited for it. We also have Ben Mackowiak ( Blake's cousin), Blaine ( Blake's dad ) Ted ( My dad ) and Jeff ( Blake's brother in law ) all giving their time to help us build this monster of a building. Thanks to all of you for your help we really appreciate all your hard work and time.
Summer is going by so fast we don't have enough time to do all that we plan to do, but we have had lots of fun doing all that we have so far. The end of July we are planning our big potter reunion that we can not wait for, we are so excited. Have a happy and safe summer.