5.22.2011

Sunday in My City - Soccer Edition

OK, so technically these pictures were taken on Saturday. And it wasn't actually in my city. But let's not be picky, okay?

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Spring Soccer season is officially over, with a roller coaster of an ending.

Their first game was at 11 a.m., and it was a fantastic game. Not only did our team win 7-0, but Andrew scored a goal with an AMAZING shot. Another teammate kicked the ball, the goalie blocked it with a great kick, which went straight to Andrew, who was in mid field. Andrew NAILED the ball and it flew straight into the goal. I literally sat there stunned for a moment, then jumped out of my seat screaming. The coach ran up and hugged me, which made me all teary-eyed, which seems to be a theme of my life at this point! All of the players and parents went wild. The teammates called Andrew their secret weapon, because he kicks with his left foot which catches people off-guard.




So needless to say, that was an awesome game. Afterwards, we had about 4 hours to kill in a very small town with practically nothing to do. We went to Subway for lunch with our friends whose son is also on the team, and John's mom, aunt, and grandmother. Then we went back to the field and watched some of the other games, and tried to keep cool in 94 degree heat!






Then came the second game of the day. The other team was good; so was our team. Both Andrew and Elayna played hard. The game ended with NO score. 0-0. When that happens, they have a 'shoot-out', where kids from each team attempt to kick goals and the one with the most goals wins. It was SO close, but the other team won; 3-2. Our goalie was incredibly disappointed, but he had played a fantastic game. They all played hard and had fun, the most important thing. They got their trophies and are very proud of themselves.






After the game, we took the kids to a new pizza buffet/game room that just opened in a nearby town, and they had a blast.

And now, I'm ready to crash. I'm glad soccer is over for the season, but I know in a few weeks I'll miss it! I'll have to find something else to occupy all my free time. (HA!)

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16 comments:

Kristin - The Goat said...

Awesome! I bet Andrew is still smiling :) I have to say -- Your kids are just adorable!!

You'll find something else to occupy your time. You'd better fill it yourself or else life will fill it for you lol

Tara R. said...

Congrats to both Andrew and Elayna for their wonderful season. I know how cool it is that Andrew can shoot left-footed (it is so a word).

myrelish said...

I am a new soccer mum and already I can see myself jumping up and down teary eyed.
Hooray for a great weekend and a few great games.

Keetha Broyles said...

Soccer is such a good game for kids! And moms enjoy watching and cheering too!

Life with Kaishon said...

Way to go Andrew! How fun is that? I am glad you are done your season. I bet it is crazy hard to make 2 games every saturday!

Molly said...

Sooo cool, my boy played in his cup final yesterday, they won 3 - 1 and yay to the end of the football season! LOL

Mollyxxx

Amy said...

Congrats to the kids! Sounds like everyone had a good time.

Any word about Sat?

Mama Wheaton said...

Completely understand what you're going through. Soccer has always been a big deal here and then there's football, wrestling and Rugby. Never a dull moment!

Amy said...

That is such an exciting moment and now memory.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a great day. Enjoy your summer off. Those pizza buffets are so much fun!

Sandra said...

How ever will you find something else to occupy your free time...???? ~snort~
I love the trophy! Terrific pictures, who cares if they aren't in your town or city!

Erin said...

I can't wait for my boys to start soccer, I played 12 years and wish I could be out there playing with them!

I love the little trophy, that is so cute! Much better than the old ones we had!

Unknown Mami said...

Fantastic! Love the trophy.

Shell said...

Yay for the end of the soccer season! I'm sure the next will be here before you know it!

Angelia Sims Hardy said...

How sweet is that little trophy! What a crazy last game. :-) Sounds like a good season.

I really wish my step-daughters were in a sport, but their mom puts them to bed 730p-8p and there is no time to do it. Maybe when they are a little older. :-)

Brandy@YDK said...

thats so awesome! love that action shot.