Thursday, August 05, 2010

soccer begins

Tuesday night was Emma's first soccer practice. (Please excuse the strange cropping of this photo, I was trying to crop out the other children.) She loved it. She was a bit shy with the coach at first but that didn't last too long. When I asked her what she learned, she said "I played Simon Says." Which was true. It was a great way for the coach to get the kids kicking the ball. But then I asked again what she learned and she said which part of her foot to use to kick the ball and how to stand like a soccer player (more on that later).

She thinks her shoes are really cool and asked if she could have some soccer cleats like them but without the spikes. I explained those would then just be regular tennis shoes, not soccer cleats. Her reply? "Oh."

Last night was a skills clinic (just an hour) for 4 and 5-year-olds. She said she really liked that and learned a lot including how to jump without moving your feet. Now, we're not quite sure how that goes, and when we ask her to show us she says she can't b/c she can't do it. Huh. Regardless, she liked it.

She even let me take some pictures when we got home.

The "stand like a soccer player" pose she learned at practice. Although she told me that night her hands were supposed to be on her hips. Guess she forgot.

Then she started getting silly.


Leanne said...

How cute is she!!! Have fun being a soccer Mum!! LOL! :)

Rebekah said...

she is getting so big!!! :) such cute photos! can't wait to hear soccer stories.

LOVED the hiking photos from several posts back. looked so fun and love the girls with their backkpacks.

you are rockin' the new camera! :)