Wednesday

I like It Like That

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Saturday means “soccer” for our family in the fall.  I really love this sport.  I enjoyed playing when I was a kid and even played a few games for fun while in college.  It’s funny when I play now with the kids  because my mind remembers how it “used to be”, but my poor body can’t get it going like the good ol’ days. 

Can I get an ‘amen’ up in here?

 

So I thought I’d overwhelm your senses with a picture overload from Goofy Foot’s most recent game.  Let me tell you right now… our team is all heart and extra enthusiasm, hold the talent.  Shh!  Don’t tsoccer 1ell the guys… but we haven’t won a single game yet.  But that’s cool… we have a rockin’ team banner and great after game snacks.  And everybody knows that’s what it’s all about… at least that’s what our team thinks anyway.

I love at the end of the game everyone from the sidelines forms a tunnel and the kids run through as we cheer them on.  It’s kinda funny, but the boys get a kick out of it.   No one really cares who wins.  I like it like that.

Here’s a picture of Goofy Foot playing goalie.  Oh, the pressure… especially when your defenders are M.I.A.  Goofy Foot was up for the challenge. 

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And he takes one for the team… fearlessly defending the goal with his body, or something like that.

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Here are a couple of action shots…

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Team meeting after the game…

Don’t they look like they are talking strategy, or how to be a fierce competitor, maybe secret plays?  I kid you not, the coach was reminding them to say thank you to the snack mom. 

That would be me.

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I think I love this team!

32 comments:

Mommy said...

How fun!! I LOVE soccer :) I grew up in Mexico....do I say anything else?...haha!

Angie said...

Girl, they are adorable! My little girl and boy are playing...I'll post some pics soon of them. I just love it!

Kelly said...

Wow- what AMAZING photos! It looks like they are having a blast! :)

Stefanie said...

Sounds like MY kind of team... fun, encouragement, snacks... and I love that coach reminding the kids to be polite!!
And the pics are awesome, looks like a great time was had by all! (except that poor goalie! ;))

Hannah said...

You know the snacks ARE the most important thing in my world too :) I am loving these pictures, you really really really amaze me.

I just noticed a certain Guatemalan princess princess on her daddy's shoulders during the tunnel...How cute is that?? Love it!

Love the boy in the second picture, he is adorable!

Lynn said...

So fun and uplifting....I think I love this team, too!

Laura said...

HAHA thank you to the snack mom...I love it! This sounds like the perfect team, what great attitudes! I can't wait for my kids to start playing sport and I hope the atmosphere is exactly like this. Great action shots! :)

3 Blessings said...

I love all of your pictures and I agree....SNACKS are the most important thing. My son is four and on a soccer team and the first thing he asks when we get to the game is who had snack duty?
Blessings,
Amy

Leah and Maya said...

Hi thanks for coming over to my blog. You got some great action shots! I love photography but relaly really need a class, it would be nice to really know how to use my camera and photoshop e. I hope Maya can get on a fun team like this one day, thats my kind of team! now we are in soccertots, no real playing just learning how to use their bodies.

Anita said...

Love the pictures. Can't wait for Clara to get into sports. It will be alot of fun. I do like the action shots to cool.

Anita

Wanda said...

(Ahem...cough, cough.....amen!)

Great action shots. Lots of fun!

Gardenia said...

what a great way to spend a saturday in the crip windy weather that is Fall. oh and Amen! great action shots you captured. I end up with a blurred face when my daughter moves quickly -- I'm workin' on it. love your daughter's pigtails.

Joanna said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You've inspired me to capture the tunnel pics, too. What great, beautiful moments to cherish. Stacy, what kind of lens are you using?

Farmgirl Paints said...

We love soccer in our house too. Great action shots. You have a really cute blog design...I love your name:)

Carrie said...

Great pictures ~ Love them!! My camera still hasn't made it to a soccer game this season ... hopefully that will change on Saturday. I, too, am now inspired to do a tunnel shot! ;) I would have never thought of that on my own! ;)

Amanda said...

Your action shots are PERFECT!!! Great job!

And could this team get any cuter? I think not.

Many blessings!
Amanda

*Jess* said...

my kids love playing soccer in the Fall, too!

Kim & Dave said...

How fun!!! I had a crazy thought today that we should put our 2 YO boy in soccer! Then, I thought better of it! I think we need to wait! But we are looking forward to cheering him on!

Julia said...

Hey girl!

can you email me at jladewski at hotmail dot com. i have something i want to ask you!!

thanks!
Julia

Eliza said...

He looks so determined!! That's awesome.

My new blog is up, would love to have you visit!

Michele said...

Very nice blog.

And those pics from your post ~ fantastic!!!
Stopping by from MBC..
I look forward to following along.

Molly said...

aw, way too cute. Love your blog!! Started following you from MBC....

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

oh what fun!!!

we are already snowing here..sigh..

Julie said...

Love you blog! Your photography is amazing! Found you on the 200 followers group. I'll b back! :)

Julie
www.lifedomestic.com

Flory said...

These pictures are awesome! Gotta thank the snack mom. :)

Visiting from MBC. Now following.

Jaimee said...

Wow, amazing pictures, as usual and Goofy Foot looks like a pro! Love seeing what your Saturday looks like...you guys are such a fun family!

Anonymous said...

Damn, you're good.
Kahuna

Stacie said...

I miss soccer days. I use to coach my sons soccer team at the YMCA we had such fun! I should scan in the pictures of the muddy butts game. They all posed for the picture. It was cute. I will add your blog to my blogroll :)

Kim at Polka Dot Thought said...

Amazing photos! Ahhh the days of fall sports--love it/miss it!

Melody said...

So stinking adorable! I absolutely love the last pic- mostly because of the story going along with it! :) Such fun ages!!

AManda said...

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Bobbi said...

What fun!!! I love how they bring in the team. I love watching kids play soccer