Monday, February 28, 2011


Yes, you heard me correctly!  I am so excited that spring soccer has started up!  I LOVE watching my girl play soccer, even if it is a bit difficult with a fussy 21 month old and a completely bored 8 year old. And I know I've complained in the past about soccer ( and here), but this is my girl playing, not the family dealing with Dad's obsession.  There is a big difference.

So EARLY (6:45 early) Saturday morning, we were packed in the car and headed to Sis's first game of the season.  This spring we are with an Academy team, so we have more intense practices and games where we are traveling quite a bit.

3 iPhones, 1 iPod, 1 DSi, 1 Kindle, 3 books, 2 yogurt sticks, 1 banana, 1 thermos full of Gingerbread coffee, 2 chairs, 1 jogging stroller, 2 blankets, and 3 kids later, we were on our way!!  This momma is prepared to entertain every way possible so I can watch the girl play soccer.

And oh how she played!
 I look at these pictures in amazement.
 She plays with such sureness and confidence.
 As if it's all second nature to her.
 And she's only 9.

The best part of the game came when she had a corner kick, was passed the ball back and kicked it perfectly to curve right into the goal.  It was amazing y'all.  It looked so perfect and planned.  I wanted to jump out of my skin I was so proud of her.  That has to be one of the best feelings in the world.  To see your child work so hard at something and then succeed.  It was awesome.

So yes, I welcome the soccer season - Brody starts this week too and soon we will have 2-3 games each weekend.

Hmm...wonder when the baby can start???


Kelli said...

I love her hustle in those pictures. I'm hoping my Caleb loves to plays was not Jamison's thing. You ARE a prepared Mommy.

Vivienne said...

Yay! How cool that she scored a beautiful goal too!!! Congrats and good luck!

Colleen said...

That - except the wake up time - sounds like a blast. Punky is supposed to be starting soccar soon, and I'm still a little uncertain about it ;-)

Also, I love that your baby's nickname is Bubba. I started calling Flintstone Bubba right after he was born, but I've had to break myself of the habit because he started to think it was his name!

J.J. said...

I love the pics!!!! Wow! your kids are sooo growing up!!! Have fun!

Impulsive Addict said...

I was a soccer player too (as was my brother). It was our sport fo sho!

Way to go Sissy!

Connie said...

SHe looks like a pro!!

Jen said...

It's awesome that she enjoys it so much, and that you do too :) Go Sissy! Could be a nice scholarship in your future!

TexaGermaNadian said...

She is giving a lotta hustle out there. You must just love watching :) I just hopped over from Texas Blogging Gals, and so glad I did. Now off to have an even better look around. Have a great one!

Angel said...

Oh, girl! I am right there with you! I thought we were gonna have to pull Hope out of soccer this year and I was heartbroken--not because I am obsessed with it (although I soooo LOVE to watch her play out there with confidence), but because of how much she loves it.

Yea for Sis! So glad she is having fun (and an awesome corner kick makes life better for at least a week!)

MiMi said...

For some reason I thought it said SCOOTER time. Weird. :)

MiMi said...

Oh, yeah, and I love soccer.
And where's your VLOG?

Darling's said...

Way to go M, a goal on your first game, AWESOME!! Wish we could be there to help cheer ya on!

Miller Racing Family said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I can't believe how tall she is getting. This is so neat that this is a sport you can do as a family!

Shawn said...

Look at that form!

Way to go Sissy!

I hear you on the early morning, Peanuts travel ball (softball) schedule has us leaving at 6 and not getting home for about 8-12 hours depending on how they seed.

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