Friday, September 27, 2013
Henry had his first soccer game two weeks ago. It was a little rough in the sense that he was nervous and didn't want to do much and just kind of stood on the field (which was vastly different than what he did while at the community center soccer skills class from July-August). Admittedly, I was a little upset at first, since he had previously done so well. Thankfully, I've got this great husband that helped me pull it together and we worked on ways to encourage him and get him over the fact that dozens of parents were now screaming "kick it", "run" "go, go go!", etc. as well as the larger number of kids flocking around the ball.

Last weekend's game was cancelled, so his second game was last night.

We did our best prior to the game to coach him on trying his hardest, running as fast as he could, and to not worry about all the mommies and daddies since they were all just excited for their kids. And that all he needed to do was try his best to be a sneaky squirrel (namesake to a board game he got for his birthday, which also coincides with their team name: The Super Squirrels) to try and catch up to the ball and kick it. We wanted him to get excited about it, just as he was at the community center class.

This little dude did a total 180 and ran his little heart out, even making contact with the ball a few times! The coach gives a medal to a kid each game (each kid will have their turn to get one), and last night's kid got it because he scored a goal. So now, unfortunately, Henry's equated getting a medal with scoring a goal, and therefore was sad that he didn't score a goal. We had to explain for like 20 minutes last night that he WILL get a medal, but that we don't know WHEN, and it may or may not be for scoring a goal. And that it's ok if he doesn't score a goal, as long as he runs and tries his best. We are obviously total newbs at this since it's our first kid in his first organized sport, so hopefully we're steering him in the right direction?

And as a photographer, I'll take all our soccer games at 6pm during the golden hour please!


Yep, he's the runt of the team.


Love this one. Like big, big, puffy heart it. and the similar one that follows. (So glad the husband has such awesome pictures with his kids. *wink, wink, nudge nudge*)

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 It's a miracle I got any pictures, trying to contain the less-than-interested Claire. Thankfully, Minnie always comes with. In case anyone doesn't know yet, she definitely got the memo that she's almost two. definitely.


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