Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Make Way for the Parade

So far I have really loved the soccer league we put Ella in. It has been perfect for a first season...no stress, no keeping score, just fun. They start the year off with a caravan of decorated cars and since it was rained out last weekend, we all met up an hour before the game this weekend (8am on Saturday!) at a school not far from the playing fields. What an exciting way to start the day!
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Preston watched quietly from his carseat while we tied balloons and streamers to the roof.
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Grandad surprised us by coming to cheer Ella on too and helped out with Preston the whole game. It was also Ella's turn to be captain and bring the half time snacks. She had no idea what was going on, but stood by the coaches for the coin toss and proudly wore her "Captain" sticker :-).
If you're wondering how Ella did this time around, she resisted going on to the field at first, but took much less time to warm up to the idea and even took a turn in the goal (and luckily was not hit with the ball again :-). Here's hoping each week continues to get better!
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I really wish I had recorded the team introduction the first game...it was SO hilarious...but this still gives you an idea :-).

Notice the other coach shake Ella's hand and then she holds it tightly to herself afterwards
and our coach trying to get another player Abbi out on the field at the end.


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Our kids are definitely not used to cold weather...they were both freezing and I think it was in the low 70's :-), but we were in the shade.
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4 comments:

The Chrissy Herself said...

How adorable :-) I wish I could just stop by and help out!

Diane said...

she did so much better this time! Love the photo of the 3 guys at the end :)

Cheryl Joy said...

I looove the picture of your dad and Ella!

Stephanie said...

How does it feel to be an official soccer mom?