Saturday, August 28, 2010

Soccer Fun!!

We are now into soccer! And I have to say it's has been so much fun!! Two weeks ago, the boys had their first practice. It was interesting to say the least. They have never played soccer before and have no idea what they are doing. So everything was new to them. The coach we have is AWESOME!! He has 6 kids of his own- so he is really great with kids and knows what he is doing. He started out with some drills.

And the boys all had a great time. I don't think they really understand what they are doing but they had fun- and that is what matters right?

Today (Saturday) was their first game. I thought they did well for not knowing what they were doing.

Coach John huddled them up and did what good coaches do.

And then the game began. I was really proud of them. They tried so hard.

Josh was relaxed and not all stressed out. As were the rest of us. We laughed a lot as these kids are so funny to watch.

And I don't mean that in a bad way- it's hilarious!! I think the highlight for me was after half time and the kids switched goals, after a few minutes Zach yells out- Oh hey! We go to the other goal now. The other highlight is that Alex would stop and wave at us. Oh and our team started to chest bump each other after they kicked a goal or did something awesome.

They are all bunched together, not really knowing which way to go, or what is going on. Our team is the Red Bobcats and today we are in the white jerseys. Alex has red shorts on and it's hard to tell the difference of Zach and Josh. Josh has a red stripe on his shoe and most of the time his shirt was untucked. Just in case anyone was trying to figure out who is who.

It's just really great fun! The boys would look over at us in the middle of the game and smile and wave. We would all just wave back. I forgot how fun sports can be when you really don't care who wins or looses.

In the end, we didn't win, but that didn't matter. The boys smiled the whole time and looked like they were having a great time. It's funny- the whole rest of the day Alex told everyone who would listen to him that he played a REAL soccer game today. Meaning he didn't just have practice. It was funny.

Matt's parents and my parents were able to make it to their first game, which was really nice.

The boys were extra excited after the game because they all got a snack and some juice. They all agree that soccer is the best sport!!

1 comment:

  1. Those pictures are adorable. Those kindergartners look so big!