Saturday, August 25, 2007

Soccer, Glorious Soccer!

Last week we had a big storm come through and our internet has been out all week. The handy dandy cable guy came this morning and yea, we are back online. Just in time for a big milestone for our family.
Today was AJ's first soccer game. For those of you who know our extended family, mainly Mama Lily and her crew you will know that soccer is the main sport. Cross country is great but soccer is the big one. All the cousins have played soccer at least one season, some are making quite the career out of it. Puk Puk is AJ's closest cousin, but is older by two years. Puk Puk has been playing soccer for the last two years and AJ has been constantly asking when he's going to get to play too. Well, that day finally came. We've bought the shin guards, soccer socks, a water jug, and. chairs for the rest of us to sit on. We met his coach last Monday and got his jersey. We loaded up the WHOLE family and arrived on time, thankfully. Here he is with some of his teammates and coach getting ready to start the game.
I wish that I would have had a video camera for the first 30 seconds of the game, it was priceless. At the kickoff, AJ was the first one to the ball. He dribbled it all the way down the field fairly well. He kicked it at the goal and it didn't quite go in so he just picked it up and threw it in the goal. It was so unexpected that I just sat there and laughed till I almost cried. It was hysterical. He did really well and made two goals. They don't keep score at this age but mom kept an open eye. We were very proud and he had a blast. After the game, Auntie gave him some cleats that were hand-me-downs from the soccer cousins. He can't wait to wear them at his next game.

8 comments:

Mama Lily said...

He did a GREAT job! Start 'em out young and then they know what they're doing! I'm sure the cleats will make ALL the difference! :)

Billy said...

He did GREAT!!! Good pics!

palmtreefanatic said...

how cute!

palmtreefanatic said...

You've been Tagged!

Frdgrl27 said...

Awesome Pics! GO ANDREW!

Anonymous said...

wish I was close by to go and watch! I heard all about it from Nana. Maybe he will be a goal keeper since he is good with his hands too! Auntie kathy

ShaggaBear said...

He did so good!! Especially for only being four!!

The Downing 5 said...

How Fun!!! We also had games this week (2 to be exact!!). It's so much fun....hope to see you on the field!!! (p.s. we have shin guards and soccer socks if you want an extra set)