Thursday, August 9, 2012

2012 Gatchel Olympics: BIG update

Due to the recent passing of Kristi's grandfather Howard (or "Big" Pappa as the kids called him) we had to postpone our regularly scheduled games. Once things settled down, we had 6 games to catch up on. So one day we did 3, then 3 the next, and then we were finally caught up.

Due to my laziness and other things, I am finally posting the pictures not only of those six events, but the events from the three following days. Here were the 9 games and the gold medal winners. The medal designations for silver and bronze are not listed as I've pretty much forgotten what they were at this point.

Saturday -
Balloon Race: Mikayla (several balloons were unfortunate casualties)

Egg Obstacle Course: Mommy
Backward Obstacle Course: Mikayla

Sunday -
Pin the Nose on the Smiley Face: Daddy (Noah was caught red-handed cheating, check out the video)
Tic-Tac-Toe: Noah
Drinking Straw Race: Noah

Monday -
Ball Sorting Race: Noah

Tuesday -
Sock Matching Race: Noah

Wednesday -
Grand Prize Game: Noah (nearly impossible, and no $100 bill in the last bucket)

A few choice pics from the games. More in the album.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Toledo Mud Hens + SD Chicken = FUN

This last Sunday the Kosakowskis, Singers, and Gatchels went to Fifth Third Field in Toledo for a great evening of Mud Hens baseball. Here were some of the highlights:

  1. Being entertained by The San Diego Chicken
  2. Dining on stadium food (at stadium prices)
  3. Watching Noah and Mikayla eat cotton candy and popcorn out of helmets
  4. Paying more attention to Mikayla's antics than the game

After over 3 hours and the game was just starting the 8th inning, we decided to call it a night. Mikayla, however, didn't think that was such a good idea. As we left our seats she began bawling in the saddest display of a two-year-old that I had ever seen because we weren't going to get to see the fireworks display at the end of the game. It broke all of our hearts, but we were able to talk her down and get us home.

The next morning we found out that leaving when we did was a very good decision. They lost after 19 innings taking a total of 6 hours and 32 minutes. No word on whether kids stayed to run the bases or if the fireworks were ever launched.

Here's some shots from the night. More (plus some video) can be found in the album.