The soccer season started a game late for the boys. I had planned on the games starting after the Labor Day weekend, like last year, but they bumped it up a week to try to get more favorable weather. They had pretty nice weather for most of their games. The first one we were at had pretty wet grass. My feet were FREEZING!
I'm so glad the boys are finally on the same team! It makes going to practices and coordinating the game schedule much easier!
JP started the season out pretty well. He did volunteer to sit out first every game though. Hunter played goalie a lot too. He said he wouldn't play unless he was goalie. I was impressed with how focused he stayed. I didn't get many pictures of their first game. For the second half of the game, I Face Timed my mom, who was just across the parking lot at Community, recovering from her double mastectomy, so she could still watch the game. Aunt Bobby and Aunt Kim attended the game via phone too.
When the game was over, I brought the kids by the hospital to see Nanny before they went to the cabin. Aunt Kim walked them out. They adore her!
Perry loves soccer so watching him with the boys melts my heart! Hunter is very coachable right now, and improved significantly over the course of the season playing goalie.
JP is still working on his skills. He gets more excited about going to practice than to the actual game.
I was happy to catch this gem on film! Hunter was watching the ref to let him know when to kick it, when the little boy playing behind him dropped his pants and started to pee. His dad, in the black, was oblivious. I tracked down which mom the boy belonged to and sent her this picture too!
Every game, the boys had a nice little cheering section! Charli enjoy her snuggles with Aunt Bobby.
Some times they were hard to cheer for...JP was frequently caught like this. and Hunter had a few off moments as goalie...
But even though the team went the whole season without scoring a single goal, there were a few exciting moments. Pretty much anytime my boys kicked the ball.
They were super excited to get their "medals" for playing, which is simply a team picture.
Before they headed out to the "Go Pink for Breast Cancer" football game on their anniversary, Nanny and Papa, along with Aunt Bobby, Aunt Kim, and King Julian, stopped by the field to watch the boys' last game. They're so bless to have such a big support system!