Lily was so excited....we had the pink ball, the pink shoes, the pink shirt.....and when we got to the field and they handed out team shirts.......we got black! It's ok! It really works good for pictures! :) Sean's first task was picking which four would play first and which 2 would sit out! That was the hardest thing for him to do and ended up letting Lily sit out first, because he didn't want to disappoint anyone! Lily was really great with that, too, because all of that running really isn't her cup of tea!!!! And, Sean thought it best for her to sit and watch for a little bit to see what really happens in a soccer GAME! (turns out, that is very different from soccer PRACTICE!) The game was fast, lots of substitutions happened.....lots of substitutions were begged for! We scored, they scored, we scored, they scored.....you know the drill in youth soccer.......then it was halftime! Everyone was tired, the black shirts were very HOT! in our late September Indian Summer, all of them wanted more water and more time out.......and noone wanted to go back in to play! So, the second half was much like the first, but their team endured more and scored more. We lost our first game, 12-8, but those 6 girls won Sean's heart right from the start! We are addicted! It doesn't take long! Lily did good, once she realized her teammates were not the ones she was supposed to play defense on like they had done in practice, and she is ready for the next game! So, I guess "soccer mom" can be added to my many list of titles.....at least for the next 5 weeks! :) Game on!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
It's happened again! I'm a soccer mom! My sweet Lily has decided to play soccer this year with her friend, Ally. What's good for Ally is good for her! Ally's daddy, Micheal McBroom, is their coach. This weekend was the first game and Micheal went out of town, so Lily's daddy got to be thier coach! Sean doesn't know anything about soccer and really melts around 6 year old girls! So, he hired Emma and Hanna to help out on the sidelines. (Emma played one season of soccer when we first moved here and was pretty good. It didn't fit into her ballerina lifestyle, tho!) So, GAME ON! Lily's first game, Sean's first coaching experience..... I knew it would be interesting! And, it didn't disappoint!