Thursday, August 17, 2006

Watch out, Mia Hamm!

Gracie started soccer practice Tuesday for the first time ever and she did GREAT! Seriously, I have eaten all the words I'd previously said about being sure she wouldn't be that good. *blush* I really didn't think she would be but I was w-r-o-n-g! She did so good! She was aggressive about getting in there and kicking it and ran along with the group (a little slower than the others perhaps) and was a champion goalie! I had a meeting at church so I had to leave early and unfortunately missed the goalie action but according to Chris and my friend whose son is on the same team, she did fantastic with it! Kicking it out, catching it, throwing it back in and even taking one in the stomach and not whining about it (until after practice was over anyway!) We are so proud of her!

In these pictures, she still doesn't have on her "official soccer gear" but we have it all ready for tonight's practice. We have cleats, soccer socks, shin guards and shorts that are more appropriate for playing soccer. Hopefully they'll get their uniforms and schedule tonight. I have to miss practice tonight because of another event planned for the same time but Chris will be there cheering her on!
doing her jumping jacks
doing her stretches


jettybetty said...

What a great experience for her--and you never know--she might be the next Mia!

Alissa said...

I meant to get more details from you about it all. Looks like they had a great time. I am so glad that she did so well...just think, she might be better than Aidan at that particular sport! He wasn't aggressive at all last year. I guess we will see how he does this coming season.