Monday, September 12, 2011

Back in Action

After weeks of practice, the kids were super excited for opening ceremonies and the first weekend of soccer games. Growing up, their were no opening ceremonies for soccer and not all leagues do it. I went last year, not knowing what to expect. My only experience is opening and closing ceremonies for Little League. Wrapped in tradition yes but sorry to say, very boring.

For soccer, it is a very fun evening that is essentially a chance for the league to fundraise. They have a banner contest for all the teams, snack and craft items for sell and little games for the kids to play like ring toss, basketball hoop throwing, coin plinko, etc. The kids love it. You get a candy for trying and a small prize (think dollar store) if you win. I brought my camera but was so busy socializing and watching the kids have fun that the only picture I took was this one of Jadyn so she could see the product of her patiently waiting to have her face painted:

Saturday morning, both my little athletes all dressed in their uniforms. Recall what I said about Jadyn's "glowing the dark" and Jake being head to toe green?:

Jake's game was first and he played very strong. His league is still considered noncompetitive but everyone keeps score anyway. Unfortunately, the other team was only able to score one goal and it was against their own team. Jake scored a whooping 3 goals. In one game! This is after not scoring any goals last season since he seemed content to hang back and play defense. Not this year. I think the final score was 12-0. I am not even sure.

Jadyn's game was immediately following and although she came very close on several occasions, she didn't quite score but it was fun to see her play more aggressively then last year and really get involved in the action:

I think it's going to be a great season.


Joanna said...

I love that you caught both kids in the same kicking position. So cute.

Also, are you sure Jadyn is actually in the uniform, it swallows her up!

Stacey said...

I didn't believe the uniforms could be all that bad, but they are pretty bad :) Great action shots!!