Saturday, March 10, 2012

She Shoots, She Scores!

Reese had her first soccer game today. She is playing for the Y this year. During the first thirty minutes they have practice and then the last thirty minutes they play two fifteen minute games. Reese’s friend from the neighborhood, Emma, is on her team.

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When the coach’s wife was handing out shirts she asked if anyone had a number preference. Reese immediately yelled out ten so that is what she got. They are “Team Portugal”.

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The coach was a little late this morning because he ran a 10K so another mom ran the practice for a little while. We ended up knowing her through a mutual friend.

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Reese had a huge grin on her face the whole time and kept waving to us or giving us a thumbs up.

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It took a little while for the kids to get going during the game and they had no concept of boundaries. It was really funny because if there was not a coach close to them they would continue running after the ball over several fields.

Finally Reese was able to get her foot on the ball. She started dribbling the ball (towards the correct goal I might add), followed it up and took a shot on goal. She SCORED! We were so happy and excited for her.

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She also stood in the goal as the goalie for a second or two. I really don’t remember her standing here longer than for this picture.

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It was such a fun and cute time this morning. Reese really enjoyed herself. All day she has said, “Since I scored a goal today, can I …?”.

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I can’t wait to see how the rest of the season goes. I hope she enjoys it just as much as she did today.

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