Saturday, May 18, 2013

Soccer Saturday


Today was Game #4 for the Kindergartners and it's so fun to see them learning. The progress they've made with the weekly practices and games really showed today on the field. I felt like they had a clue of what was going on, and weren't just out there to kick a ball.  If the coach was talking defense, they knew what that meant... if he was telling a player to walk the line, he/she knew what that meant, and so on and so forth.

We have a little girl who's about 6ft' tall (not really!! but she's a lot taller than the other kids) who dominates the field. She's really good, and of course can outrun everyone because her legs are longer. I've seen her mom at every practice and game, but never her dad. Today dad showed up, in a coach shirt, cheering his baby girl on. Her's dad's a soccer coach (for her older brother's team). That explains a lot.

I'm just glad she's on our team. ;)

That being said, everyone had a good time. All of the parents behave, and I like that...I've seen games (not w/this child) where that wasn't the case.

Afterward we stopped at the park (just a short walk from the field):


And when we got home we were greeted with this:


All the trees have at least some leaves on them, and I love, Love, LOVE this beaaaaaaaaautiful time of the year!

Today is a great day.  Happy weekend to you. :)

50 comments:

Sabz said...

Today is baseball saturday for us lol :) I love the trees with leaves on them too!

-Sabz
http://theeclecticgrabbag.com

Lena said...

When my Kid was playing last year, they had the shortest and the youngest member on the team who was SO good he could outrun almost anybody even though he had the shortest legs :)

mail4rosey said...

We used to have baseball Saturdays once upon a time. :)

mail4rosey said...

That's fun! I bet he loved it too. :)

My Journey With Candida said...

How I hate seeing the parents misbehave at a game. It so teaches their kid to be a poor sport.

Jen said...

Love the pictures, looks like a great time! :)

Pride In Photos said...

He is so darn cute my friend!

Pat Hatt said...

Parents yelling and such at a game is stupid, hate those ones, looks like fun with had and the giant is on your team, nice haha

Ann Jones said...

My son played tball last year, but decided he hates it this year :)

Binky said...

The parents are often the most unruly things at those games!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Isn't it sad that, far too often, parents should be taking lessons from the children in good behaviour.

Shanay Worthy said...

I also watched my friend seven year old daughter play soccer today. I love watching little ones playing sports, it teach them to have fun and play as a team.

*Shanay*
www.myuniquegirlz.blogspot.com

mail4rosey said...

Woooot for parents who behave, lol!

mail4rosey said...

The soccer games are fun. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Laurie. :)

mail4rosey said...

I like the giant on our team, for sure, lol.

mail4rosey said...

My second oldest played t-ball, but it was in south Florida and he would swelter out there on the field, so he only played it the one season. He never did go back (he took up basketball and wrestling, both inside sports for years, and then football when we moved up north). :)

mail4rosey said...

I've seen it in the past. So far, so good this season.

mail4rosey said...

So far, so good this season. I've even heard parents politely telling their kiddos not to thumbs down (or whatever similar) the other team. Woot!

mail4rosey said...

Lots of positive attributes w/the sports, especially if they're starting young, I agree. :)

Masshole Mommy said...

We do T-Ball on Saturdays, but no soccer for us. My oldest tried it and didn't like it, but my little man showed no interest at all.

mail4rosey said...

You can see the T-ball field from the soccer field and the little ones look so stinking cute!

Cheriese said...

Love it when the trees are like that too! It's all gloomy over here now as we are heading into winter :(

mail4rosey said...

Winter has some perks, but we had a really loooooooooooong winter, it's so nice to see the green!

myshelomitashop said...

Looks like you had a great fun and those leaves are so refreshing!

Janine Huldie said...

Oh I love this time of year too and out trees are so looking like this as well. And looks like a great weekend so far and thinking soccer for my girls for next year now :)

mail4rosey said...

It was a little chilly in the early morning, but warmed right up and stayed nice the rest of the day. It was very refreshing!

mail4rosey said...

The kids catch on pretty fast and they have a good time playing together. This is my first soccer baby in a really long time (the other kiddos didn't care much for it). :)

Raising Reagan said...

Today is a great day! That's pretty awesome you have a ringer on your team! I wonder if Reagan is going to want to do soccer??

Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

¤´¨)
¸.•*´
(¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
www.raising-reagan.com

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for running it. I like that you gals take it down on holidays. That's a great feature and an easy way to remember to enjoy the holiday!

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

I am loving this weather, it is fantastic! I'm so glad your little one has a great soccer team and that you are enjoying the games.

Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
Leslie
www.violetimperfection.com

mail4rosey said...

I agree, Leslie, the weather is fan-tas-tic!

Sandee said...

How fun for the kids and yes, spring is an amazing time of year. Enjoy.

Have a fantastic Sunday. :)

mail4rosey said...

Too bad it can't be Spring and Fall all year round. I wouldn't mind alternating between just the two. :)

~ Noelle said...

glad yall had a great time....
we just saw on the news where a fight broke out at a little league game... it was with the coach's wife... and get this... she was DRUNK. ugh....... anyways, love that yall are enjoying this weather, it is nasty and we are under flash floods today :) (it was beautiful this week though)

mail4rosey said...

You just never know what's in those plastic drink bottles! KIDDING! Wow, Noelle, all joking aside, that's a nasty situation for everyone involved, most especially the kids.

Maria said...

beautiful trees and looks like amazing weather! i lol when you said the girl was six feet tall :)

mail4rosey said...

This weather makes even the worst of winter seem tolerable. :)

alissa apel said...

Soccer is a fun sport. It's been pretty here, minus today - it's rainy and gloomy.

Sonya M. Jones said...

Ahh...joys of a soccer mom! I remember it well. Now, I'm a football, chorus, and orchestra mom. Rather be a soccer mom of a little one. The season is shorter. lol He looks adorable in his uniform.

Theresa said...

Look at him in action! He's so cute in his soccer attire :)

Kristie said...

The weather was definitely beaufitul Saturday-especially in the afternoon here when the sun started peaking out! :-)

So good to hear that the parents are well-behaved and that his soccer team is having fun! My little guy will porbably be in soccer in the fall for his 2nd season. There is no spring soccer here.

mail4rosey said...

It's supposed to rain here later today.

mail4rosey said...

I've one in band and one in soccer. I've had three in something all at the same time, that was fun (I can feel your joy/pain). ;)

mail4rosey said...

They do look cute in their little t-shirts, lol. He seems to like it...left the park in fact to do a little side soccer game w/some other kids who were there (that's big time for a little one to leave the park). ;)

mail4rosey said...

I'm liking Michigan this time of the year, Kristie. The weather just couldn't get more perfect.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I like soccer Rosey! I am glad your son and the little ones had a good Saturday game. The pictures are beautiful. Spring is such a wonderful time of the year.

mail4rosey said...

Spring IS an awesome time of the year! Thanks for the kind words, Judy. :)

Colette S said...

Such fun! I think children should be on teams of choice. So much to learn in this setting.

Looks like a perfect day.

And as a mom with a soccer son, I've seen the nasty behaviour of parents. So sad. Glad they showed good sportsmanship supporting their tots.

Spring is one of my favorite seasons.

mail4rosey said...

Spring rocks, and soccer does too. ;) We're going to try and beat the rain today for practice (crossing fingers & toes that we make it). :)