Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Soccer

Soccer is in full swing (or KICK!!!) and Wilson and Emma Claire are BOTH playing! I just NEW that soccer would be PERFECT for Wilson - he loves to run, is VERY fast and can kick a ball pretty good, super agile and athletic - what else do you need? Well, apparently you need to be able to concentrate on the BALL!!!!! Wilson had a great time - he would run FAST down the field, but he'd be looking STRAIGHT down or at the crowd, concentrating REALLY hard on his running, then every once in a while he'd throw his leg out to kick as if for show. He'd also run in front of an opponent (who didn't have the ball) and take a stance as if defending them. It was quite hilarious!!!! He looked much like this picture below.


I don't think he actually touched the ball during the game, but he ran alot!!!!















Little brother was there to cheer him on!














Granddaddy Bud was there to watch







His friend Lee is on his team - Lee is actually VERY good!!!!




he actually followed the BALL around the field!





He made a goal during practice - does that count?????





Henderson got his sports mixed up - apparently we watch a lot of basketball and not much soccer!!!!




Nana was there to watch too!






A little pre-game coaching from daddy!!!!


Don't let this picture fool you - I think this was the only time he was even near the ball, but I'm glad I got it on camera!!!!







Wilson enjoyed being on the sidelines a little too much!!!!





He was a little jealous of his brother who was playing in the grass!!!!






After much urging (threatening) Wilson finished the game out and then ran out to play with his sister and cousins who had been running around in the field (where Wilson REALLY wanted to be the entire game, I think)!!!! He's only 3, so we still have hope!!!!




Immediately after, Emma Claire had her game - we've got the same cute team from last year!!!!


Notice Louise in the middle (she's the one in pink shorts and pink bows). We are the only all-girls team in the league. When we got our schedule and uniform assignments, we were the BLACK team - all-girls and BLACK??? What were they thinking? Purple would have been just fine, thank you. SO, we took matters in our own hands and decided they would wear pink shorts and ribbons. WELL, when we received our jerseys last week, they were black and RED!!!!! What???? The jerseys have always been just one color. Well, Louise hadn't gotten her jersey yet, and I guess we failed to mention the red to her and she showed up in the pink shorts and bows - now wouldn't that have been the cutest thing? We were so disappointed!!!!




But we still have the cutest team out there and we played Patton's (my nephew's) team. The girls played hard, and blocked some great shots, but I think we are finally getting to the point where the boys are getting a little faster, more aggresssive and rough than the girls.





Wilson was right in his element with Sarah Davis






The tunnel at the end makes it all worth it!!!






Only a few tears were shed - over taking cleats and shin guards off and then wanting them back on - those things take FOREVER!!!!


4 comments:

No Longer Newlyweds. said...

How adorable. I remember those days of micro soccer...where their shin guards cover their entire lower leg up to their knee because they are all SO TINY. Awww...

No Longer Newlyweds. said...

I totally forgot to mention that my brother goes to UA...and he was an amazing soccer player...ODP, National Champions, etc...and he does private soccer lessons. Might be something to think about if your little ones want some extra practice!

Ford Family said...

Cute pics!! Davis starts soccer next week and he is SOOOOO excited!!

Jane said...

Aren't those the greatest days? There's nothing better than a beautiful day at the soccer fields! Thanks for stopping by Finding Fabulous!

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