Now for game day shots! :)
It was a beautiful sunny day today, but quite cold. That made for some cute baby shots in his dinosaur winter hat. Jace has been super cute through this process, we are constantly pulling him off the soccer fields. He seems to be begging for his chance to play. Sometimes he will even start clapping when he hears the adults cheer.
Evan's team is Kansas City, and they gave themselves the nickname of the "Tornadoes." His jersey color is a bright blue. Ev started out on defense and played great! He stayed tuned in to the game and made several great defensive kicks. Later Ev played offense. Dave said he was playing a great halfback position, hanging back a little for defense but attacking the ball if it came his way. And finally Ev played goalie. Again, I was super impressed that he remained focused on his game and less in the clouds. The other team did score once on him, but after reviewing the video frame-by-frame he only missed that ball by an inch. He dove for the ball and literally missed it by an inch. Awesome job Ev!!! Evan has yet to take of his jersey and is still playing soccer in the backyard five hours after his game ended. :)
I failed to mention that Ev's team won three goals to two. He was very excited. It really was fun watching Ev play on a team using real positions. It wasn't completely the soccer scrum of very young teams. Speaking of soccer scrums, we ate a quick McDonald's lunch then headed to Jared's game. Jared's team is New England and the boys voted to give themselves the nickname "Texans." Isn't that funny? His jersey is dark navy blue. His team is quite large, I would guess there are about 15 kids. I know they had trouble finding enough coaches for all the teams so they may have had to dissolve a team or two to have a fewer number of teams.
Jared played enthusiastically all game. I was so proud of him!!! Such a change from a year ago! And the best part was that he frequently ran back to mom and dad on the sidelines to tell us, "I am doing so good mom!!" and "Did you see I kicked the ball dad?" It was awesome! :) Check out his game face:
Jared making a great defensive play, kicking the ball away from the goal. Also known as, pure luck. :)
That last cute shot was Jared looking to the official, in red, for approval. Jared didn't have a game against another team. Today they played the first half divided in to two teams. It truly was mass chaos on the field with uncontrollable laughter on the sidelines. Somehow Jared's team scored one goal and won their scrimmage. The second half was kids vs. parents. I believed the parents were coached to play keep away and not try to score, but of course Dave couldn't help himself. He has such mad soccer skills he couldn't help but score a goal while trying to play keep away. :) After his goal Dave decided to hang back more. Smart Jared figured him out and said, "Dad! Pay attention and chase the ball!" Ha ha! So cute.
I love being a soccer mom!
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