Today was the first day of fall soccer! I’ve been looking forward to this for quite some time. I’m so excited to have some cooler weather for this season of soccer seeing as how the kids sweat water fast than they could drink it last season. Summer outdoor sports should be banned in this state. Not really, but it’s scary how hot it gets out here and then having the little ones running around like that doesn’t make it any easier.
Today was a bit warm and the kids had to keep coming back for water breaks but they managed to get through without getting overly heated and tired.
This year is going to be a bit different from last year because Jacob is on a team by himself. Last year not only was Joseph on his soccer team but Joseph was in his school class as well. Now this year Jacob is being forced to step out of his big brother’s shadow and do things on his own. The great thing about being the youngest in a family is the support from the older siblings. Even though they’re not on his team they watch and cheer him on from the sidelines!
Today was also eSoccer’s first birthday! They had the regular soccer practices and games and then they had food, games, water relays and action figures roaming around after. The kids had a blast! We spent most of the time doing the water relay. It took three or four times before Jacob finally got the hang of it and was comfortable getting wet. It seemed like the kids were trying their hardest to get wet. They were probably thinking the wetter the better! In Vegas that’s probably the case!
It was such a fun afternoon and such a great way to kick off our soccer season. I love this group and all that they do for the kids!
One of the best moments during the morning was when the kids spotted some action heroes walking around the park (hired by eSoccer, not just out and about). Joseph saw them and waved the other kids to follow him as he ran across the grass yelling, “Spider Man! Thor!” The actors saw the kids trying to flag them down and Thor immediately started running toward the kids with a battle cry and his hammer raised! It was funny because we, as the parents, knew he was just playing but the kids have seen the Avenger movie and knew what he could do with that hammer 🙂 . The kids stopped dead in their tracks and started running the way they came.