September 10th --> Charli's soccer debut!
Charli had a great time on the soccer field. It was a huge reminder to me that soccer is a totally different animal than T-ball or most activities that kids have done up to this age. Charli played for three of the four, five minute quarters. She played her heart out and did a great job! She has some hustle, team work, and healthy competitiveness in her! I was proud to see all that she was able to do on the field, and how resilient she was in the face of competition. She plays again this week, and now that she knows what she is in for I am anxious to see how she feels about the next game!
it was hard to convince her to cover her shin guards properly...as she loves the ones she picked out - but we managed! Harper was a proud little brother getting her soccer shoes lined up for her that morning!
Charli moved the ball a lot, but was also quick to encourage her teammates to move the ball. If she was kicking it down the field and a teammate was near she would stop and give them a nudge to take a turn!
look at that form :-)!!! She scored three points (which we don't count, however she did!!) and was able to throw and roll the ball in many times. They play 3-on-3 so there are many opportunities to handle the ball.
her competitive side shines as she protects the goal!
after the game! you can see by Charli's pink face that she left it all on the grass that morning!! She was exhausted, and would admit it to anyone who asked!
our attempt at a impromptu family picture! It did work out nicely that we had some color coordination...who knew! But, not that hard on a Nebraska game day!! (notice that chad, who could care less about football, is sporting a CALIFORNIA shirt. Who is this guy anyway?)
September 11th --> Also a day which marks the birth of my niece Macey! After soccer we ventured out west for her 6th birthday party bash! For her birthday Macey got her very own horse, cupcake! Cupcake joins two others on their acreage. The kids had a blast out there!
Charli was changing her shoes so she could ride. When she turned around, she was a bit surprised!
Charli and cupcake!! Macey (in the background) is so proud of her little cupcake!
Cupcake got out! She is so tame that she could probably roam their yard all day with no worries! But, rules are rules. Charli and Rachelle went to take her back to her fence ;-) (who is the city kid wearing flip flops to work the horse?!)
Charli and Rachelle feeding Dunny
priceless!! Charli giggled the entire time. She loved that Shawn could make him do "tricks" like go backwards and run!
By the end of our visit I think Charli felt she was a pro, and was offering to give rides as well!! Charli and Colton had fun riding together!
how much fun is this?! I wish we had horses for everyone!! In our defence when the girls come to the shop they too wish they had four-wheelers for everyone. But, in my eyes there is no comparison! Harper had a great time on the horse, until his shoe fell off! I think it scared him! I took both kids for a ride and they were so calm and relaxed...I think Chad needs to look into a horse to grow his shop-farm.