Monday, August 29, 2011

Weekend full of soccer

I think the girls may be exhausted! Avery played 5 games of soccer in two days. Brennyn played 2 games, and she actually played this time. It took her all season to get on that field and actually kick the ball, but she did it. Sadly, she was also involved in a collision with another little boy and has a huge bruise on her temple (I'd hate to see the other boy's bump, because I am not exaggerating when I say Brennyn has an extra hard skull). Luckily, that was at the end of the game and her coach asked her team to give her a big hug (after we held her for 5 minutes while she screamed at the top of her lungs) and she was so happy!

Avery played in goal for all 5 games. She was amazing. Her team was in third last place at the start of the tournament (only won 2 games all season) but they came together and ended up in the final game. They won 4 out of 5 games and came in second place.
Like I said on facebook, Avery may be small, but she is mighty! Those big girls come running at her with the ball and Avery has no fear, she dives for the ball every time. I was starting to feel stressed for her, but she was awesome!
Most of the girls on her team, aren't really into soccer. There were 3 other girls who had the same love for the game as Avery and they really tried. Trust me, I would have been like the other girls, picking flowers, or daydreaming and kicking the ball the wrong way. It's just nice to see kids having fun and getting some fresh air.
It was also nice to see a team, who was just as happy to come in second place (actually, they would have been just as happy to come in last, the girls just wanted to have fun).

Avery never smiles while in net, so she looks unhappy, but she claims she must concentrate!

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