Monday, March 7, 2011

Brant's first spring soccer game 2011

It's that time again!  Yippee!  Spring is coming for sure because soccer started two weeks ago and Saturday we had our first game.  Still the Deacons, the entire team from the fall returned to play, and Shaun and I returned to coach.  It's just too fun!

It's amazing to see how these kids have grown and developed.  You've got to figure that we've coached these kids for 4 seasons now, starting when they were 3 and 4!  The development was especially evident with Brant.  In seasons past he's been content to run along with the pack, occasionally getting a kick in, but just enjoying being on the field.  

This past game, however, a little competitive spirit came out in him, and he got right into the pack, got a few great kicks in and followed the game like a pro!  The best part?  When he ran to the sidelines, grinned up at me and said, "Mommy, this is FUN!"  

Some set up help from Coach Shaun
Waiting for his turn to play

A little jog by the goal

Yes, that would be a pass.  Bunch ball no more!

Racing after ball

Knowing a big rain storm was coming through that afternoon and Sunday, we got right to tilling the garden when we got back from the game.  All of us ran out and had great fun turning the earth over, transplanting and prepping the garden.  Brant, Mom and I took a trek to the garden center to get some plants, and we've got our garden!  God took care of the watering, and we've got the pleasure of watching things grow!

The boys wrapped up the weekend with a boy day on Sunday, as Mom and I had tickets to Celtic Woman in Durham.  I told Brant, while I was leaving, "I hope you have a good Daddy day."  Looking up at me he said, "I hope you have a good Grandma day!"  

But alas, Sunday evening found us scrambling for Motrin, as Brant started running a fever.  It seems we've not quite gotten out of the sickness woods yet.  But the light is at the end of the tunnel, all the signs point towards SPRING!

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