Today, Steven Ray had his very first soccer game. The Zebras successfully defeated the Cyclones in a nail biting show of relentless force and amazing athleticism. Just kidding. Score is not kept (much to the disapointment of Steve) and everyone was a winner. The ball was picked up and tossed into the goal more than once and many players tried to score on their own goal. It was quite entertaining.
Steven really impressed me on the soccer field, though. He really tried hard. He ran hard, fell hard, and kicked hard. He was aggressive at trying to get the ball and not afraid to go elbow to elbow with whomever had the ball to try to get it. His little tongue was out for about 90% of the game. So, I KNOW he was concentrating hard. And he had fun. Oh, he is so cute and I just can't believe how big he is. How do I have a child old enough to play soccer?
Here he is right before the game. That is pure determination on his face. Either that or a hurry up and take the picture, Mom so I can go practice with my friends look. Who knows.
Here he is running full-tilt
Here's one of him in action.
I was a proud, picture-taking, cheering, yelling, side-line Mom today, and will be every Saturday though April. Gooooo Zebras!