Saturday, July 17, 2010

Backyard Baseball

The kids love to play baseball outside - I know, Gasp!!! Baseball at our house? They have a certain spot they used that is home plate EVERY single time and it has to be right in that exact spot too!!!!

They have bases - pool is first base - the used to be tree that was just cut down was 2nd - now I believe a chair is put there and another tree is 3rd. On this particular night I think they were playing a mixture of baseball and kickball.

It's hilarious watching them play. They constantly argue - well Lucas and Jacob constantly argue about whether or not someone was safe or out - if the ball was fair or foul - strike or ball. Constantly yet at the same time they are making fantastic memories that I know they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

I love Caleb's backwards pj's in this picture - trying to be such a big boy like his Daddy and brothers yet still shows how little he is :)

Everytime someone gets up to bat - a hand goes up in the air and the bat (golf club in this instance) gets smacked on the ground several times in order to better prepare to hit the ball :) Metal bats have been put away in our backyard - it's only for the safety of our children's bodies and heads because someone would absolutely be hit several times if they were available for play. The plastic bats that were out there have been broken so for now they have resorted to using plastic golf clubs.




McCrakensx4 said...

I love how boys can adapt the game of baseball anywhere & with anything! Too much fun! My boys do that in our living room (along with hockey!) Funny how they all put their arm up in the air before actually batting!

He & Me + 3 said...

What fun family memories. My husband brings home field paint and paints a baseball diamond on our back yard grass. The kids love it.

Alicia said...

How cute! Who needs the park, right?

Vicky said...

Oh my stars, how fun and sooo cute... the backwards jammies are the best. We have quite the elaborate system as well and have had to ban metal bats and can only use wiffle balls or plastic balls when the golf clubs come out...


I love family time. Looks like a lot of fun playing ball. We love walking around our land together. They cut a maze in the pasture and we go through it. Have a great day.