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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I'm a Soccer Mom (Again)

This is the third year that I am a soccer mom. The first year was an indoor league. The last two have been outdoor leagues. This year my daughter is on a team too. She was so excited when I told her that the coach called me and they would be on the same team. All week she was counting down the days to her first soccer practice. This morning she woke me up by jumping on me and announcing that she had soccer practice today. She is getting way too good at days of the week.

As the day continued she went to school and home again, we picked up her brother and they grudgingly ate dinner. Practice got closer and closer. Finally it was 6:30 and they could bear it no longer, the wanted to go NOW!!! Never mind it was still 30 minutes before practice was supposed to start. They went to the car, opened the door and sat in the backseat waiting impatiently for Mommy and Daddy to get their acts in gear and get moving.

We get there and they run from the car to the soccer field. They don't know where they are supposed to meet their team, but they know where the soccer fields are so they bolt and then look for their team. Luckily I asked the coach what she looked like so I could find the kids team. We lead the children to her and introduced them to the coach. They looked like they would just burst from all the anticipation.

While we waited for the rest of the team to get there, remember we were pretty early, the kids had the full field to run around on and get some of that energy burned off.

Before the Practice

Our daughter was actually leaping and jumping across the field.


Though they were both momentarily distracted by the track meet occurring right next to them.

Watching the Track Meet

They stretched...


They ran...

Warmup Running

They worked on ball handling skills...


Practiced kicking...

Learning to kick

Throwing the ball into play...

Throwing the Ball in

and Team Spirit.

Team Cheer

They had a lot of fun...

He Loves to Play Soccer

They relaxed...

Taking a Break

Made faces...


and Pouted.

She is Tired

All of the parents sat at the sidelines and cheered the children on. We laughed at some of the moments and fought the urge to run up to our children and help. The coach is a high school soccer player and she has such a great repore with the children. I think this will be another great season. May 30th is first game, the same morning as the Summit Walk for Autism. It will be a fun filled day for the whole family. Let's Go Sharks!!!!

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