Thursday, August 28, 2008

I am officially a "Soccer Mom"

Saturday was the start of kids soccer. Abby has been waiting "forever" for this. She was so excited to put on her new shin guards and soccer socks. Her cousin, Belle, gave her pink shin guards a couple of weeks ago, and she's been wearing them pretty often. Of course, the socks cover them up, but they still look good!

The youth soccer program puts boys and girls together on teams. Her team has only two girls but she was able to hold her own. She's been watching her older cousins for a couple of years and she has a pretty good grasp of the game.

Here are some pictures of the day.

Her coach was teaching her how to throw the ball in.

Even sitting on the sidelines is fun when you're in uniform!

How cute are those ponytails?

Kick it, girl!

Go, Abby! Go!

She loves to run!

A fellow teammate getting a little too rough. I don't think teamwork is one of the learned skills at this point. It's almost "every man for himself."

So we have 12 or 13 weeks of soccer and I promise not to put too many soccer pictures up. But I'm sure you'll see a few more in the next couple months. :)


piano boy said...

Go Abby go!

Mama Lily said...

she looks GREAT! Those pigtails are hilarious with the little swoop!

The Downing 5 said...

Good job Abby! You are definately a cutie on the field! Our kids decided not to play this year so we're kinda bumming about missing all the games!

palmtreefanatic said...

awww, she looks so cute and having a blast!

cinnamon said...

She looks like she's having so much fun.