I’m a few days overdue for another blast of soccer photos. Forgive me. It’s been a little busy around here. We had our weekly Dinner and Walking Dead Watch Party with this beauty on the Traeger…
We had our air conditioner replaced, a sleepless night thanks to Henry’s latest round of teething. Stevie is planning his next trip out to NY to start cleaning out his parents’ house. And I’ve been writing nonstop any free moment I get during the day between Henry’s naps and picking up Miss C from school.
I finally got around to uploading the photos from Miss C’s latest game tonight, and had to share. It’s amazing to me how far these kids have come already, after just three games. C played the indoor winter league, and that was her first introduction to soccer outside her PE class at school. It’s so much fun watching her and her teammates from the sidelines and seeing them “get” it. Sure, there is still a whole lot of bunching up in a tight group and kicking aimlessly, but as the weeks go on, we’re starting to see the kids spread out, make deliberate passes, and dribble down the field with more finesse.
This week, Cadence had a goal, an awesome assist, and several breakaways. The Chipmunks were totally fired up, and it was awesome to see the kids having so much fun and using the skills they are learning during the game. They played tough–getting back up when they fell down, and shaking off the sting of taking a ball to the face and chest. And best of all, they congratulated each other and came together for a big heartfelt “WE LOVE SOCCER!” cheer in the middle of the field when the game was done.
Sports will only get more cutthroat and competitive from here, but if Cadence can continue having as much fun playing them as she did this week, she’ll do all right.