They all got to play on the same team again, for which we are very grateful.
And we got to play under Coach Matt again, for which we are very grateful. Oh, to see the Lord's hand at work even in these "insignificant" matters is wonderful: He knew exactly who to match us up with that very first season our children played soccer...and now we've had Coach Matt for all 4 seasons. We love him...and the rest of his family.
In fact, we've played with all of these players previously...great group of kiddos!
|We're missing a couple of players here...so no, our kids don't actually make up 50% of the team. |
Daddy was assistant coach this season, which we all loved.
Our kiddos continue to love soccer. L - O - V - E it.
|Elisabeth being very serious and fierce about her throw-in|
A couple of them now say they want to be professional soccer players when they grow up.
|Daniel playing goalie some on Saturday. Thankfully he|
wasn't there the entire game...I'm too nervous to be a goalie-mama!
Elisabeth, Daniel and Noah continued to spend most of their time on defense...with Noah in the middle defender position.
|Here Noah is motioning for one of his defenders to move up.|
He keeps his defenders right up near the center line, to keep the opposing team away, or get them called off-sides.
Elisabeth acts much more aggressive when she's on offense than when she's on defense...it is neat to watch!
And Noah has surprised even himself, I think...with the way he has done on offense. But immediately after he scored a goal on Saturday, he asked to be switched back to defense, because he felt winded. No one would ever guess, though, that this little spitfire has had two open-heart surgeries, and has a pacemaker inside that cute little body!
|Noah getting after it|
And speaking of spitfires - Coach Matt alternates between calling LK "bulldog" and saying she has "the heart of a lion."
She has just turned 8 and is by far the littlest out there among 10-14 year olds...but don't tell her that.
And what does Mr. G do while we're out there? He's a little bigger (and a lot more mobile!) than the 8-month old he was when they first began playing soccer.
He's just right up in there.
He seems to find the whole soccer thing just a whole lot of fun...and little wonder why.
He plays with Papa and LaoLao...
...and Coach Matt....
...and flirts with Coach's teen-age daughter, Kayla:
These two are pretty crazy about each other....
...and it is so cute to see.
And I want to end with this picture I took Saturday at the soccer field. This sums up my Libeth: