Soccer begins – 2014

Davey started soccer yesterday.  A year ago, we’d just moved here and we didn’t know anyone when we took Davey to his first soccer game.  What a difference a year makes!  I love our littlish town.  Davey knew at least two kids on each team he played.  I chatted with friends we’ve made over the last year.  It was beautiful outside – cool and sunny.  What a fun day.

Davey’s team decided that they were going to be the glowworms.  I think it’s apparent why after looking at the pictures.

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This year they have goalies for the first time, so he got his turn at goalie.

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Not much came his way, but he was ready when he needed to be.

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Davey ran hard and tried his best.  We told him that he’d have scored at least a couple of goals if that darn goalie woudn’t have been in the way!

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At one point, I saw him running with his hands clasped behind his back.  I asked him later what he was doing.  He explained that this was a technique meant to confuse his opponent.  “Mama, I was softening them up.”  I don’t know where he got that; I don’t think anyone noticed his strategy, but who knows, maybe it will work for him in the future.

Here is how I really like to see him on the field.

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Happy kid having a fun time.

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