Will's first week of soccer didn't go so well, but the remaining weeks went much better. As expected, Will discovered it is fun to kick a soccer ball and play with other kids, just as mom and dad suggested. I think it helped that in the next couple weeks, Grandpas came to his games.
Will is actually a pretty good player - he had several weeks of multigoal games, a couple hat tricks even. Most of the games were pretty entertaining, on one level. A mass of kids and some adults chase the ball around until it ends up in a goal. Half of the goals scored are own-goals, in which a player kicks the ball into the wrong goal because they forget which way they're going. But everyone cheers anyway. The video below basically sums up the action, including an assist Will has on an own-goal for the other team.
Hallie continued to enjoy our soccer Saturdays as well. Here she's practicing her moves (while looking stylish) on her own tiny little ball.
After our first non-crying/happy/successful game, we thought a reward was in order so we went to Chuck E. Cheese's!
Here's the team photo for the Blueberries, Will's first soccer team. We'll be playing again next year in Texas, and maybe Hallie will play on her own team too!