Monday, May 17, 2010

1st Year Soccer "The Silver Dragons"

I broke. I broke my vow to never sign the girls up for sports.

And why did I make this vow in the first place? Well, I just couldn't see myself giving up two days a week for practices, plus driving to games every Saturday and sitting on the sidelines burning in the hot Arizona and California sun (remember how easily my fair skin burns?). Well, guess what? We don't get that much sun here, and the girls aren't involved in any activities anymore, so we have all the time in the world.

They've been wanting to play for a long time and at one point I realized that they may be the perfect type of kid to play soccer. And just cuz I didn't enjoy sports (even though I played soccer for quite a few years) doesn't mean they won't. So, we did it. And the sports program on base was nice enough to let us sign up even though they were already partway into their season.

Last Saturday they had their first game with their team, "The Silver Dragons". Their coaches were really amazed at how fast they were and how fast they caught on to the rules at the practice a few days before. They said they were really great players and were very happy to have them on their team.

I figured that instead of posting random pictures and then individually labeling each picture, I've posted pictures according to child...




Of course, Spencer was there and had a great time. He tried kicking balls around (I said TRIED), throwing them and chasing after the girls before the game. There was a little playground nearby that he had a good time digging in the sand and riding down the slide.

Lots of park pictures...some are similar but I love them all and want them all in my Blog Book.


Yay! This was the first win for the girls' team. I like to selfishly think it's cuz the they have the girls' talent on the team now. Haha, but really I know it's cuz now they have enough subs to give other players a break. The girls were just so happy they won, but so shocked at how much running there was. And how tired they got. Xoe struggled with her asthma (we thought it was gone now that she's older) so we're going to have get another inhaler. But she did a great job and pushed through it. They both are born athletes. Definitely don't take after me. :)

Had to share these two pictures that were from before the game on the drive up. The game was in Mannheim (an hour away) and we had to be there by 8:30 a.m. We whisked Spencer out of his bed and into the car. Here he is playing flashcards and navigating Brian's iphone.

These pictures crack me up cuz he's really starting to get a personality. In the first picture he was squealing really loud and high for no reason. He's usually not that vocal so it got all of us laughing. He was kind of in his own world.

This picture he was grunting/telling Xanthe something and was very serious about what he was trying to get across. Of course, cracking us all up!

Update: The girls had another game this past weekend and won again! Woohoo! They played a really difficult team so it said something that their team did so well. I probably won't take pictures of soccer game, cuz usually they all just look the same. I'm really proud of the girls for loving it so much and doing such a great job!


Randi said...

I love that you are a soccer mom now! That is so great for the girls to be involved in an activity again. They are so social, I bet they are doing great. Spencer gets even cuter every time you post. I can't believe he will be 2 next month!

amber buhrley said...

Its cause they take after me! I am jealous of their red sweaty faces and uniforms! I loved loved loved soccer. Cant wait to put Eliza in. AND....I cant beleive how much spencer is looking like you. What a cutie!

Heather said...

spencer is huge! COngrats girls on Soccer...i loved it too! i wish i never gave it up!

seaghost the chartreuse said...

I am very proud of you. I think evry kid should try at least one organized sport. It's good for them. But I agree that the practices and games can be too much some times.

kristyn said...

Spencer is getting so big and cute! Your pictures of Belgium bring back fond memories. I have the same photo of the mannequin pis (boy peeing) except Christian Demke is standing next to it and reenacting the pose.

Gail said...

Welcome to the ranks, Soccer Mom. I'm sure the Silver Dragons won because the girls joined the team, those girls are amazing. Germany is so beautiful. I'm glad you're sharing it with your blog.

Kerstin said...

I'm re-reading so:

I love: "Well, guess what? We don't get that much sun here..."