Hallie played Hot Shots soccer for the second time this spring, and it went about as well as it did last fall. Her attitude fluctuated and she had a couple of spectacular meltdowns - toward the end of the season, interestingly, rather than at the beginning of the season - but she seemed to enjoy herself most of the time. It helped that she knew one of the little boys on her team, and was familiar going in with the style of coaching and type of activities she'd encounter at practice.
|Toe taps on top of the ball.|
|Dribbling. This was one area in which |
she improved tremendously this year.
|Stopping the ball with her bottom.|
|And with her tummy.|
|And with her cheek.|
|And then the meltdown began.|
|This looks like a hug, but it was more like a restraint. She was |
kicking and SCREAMING and I was whisper-yelling in her ear
that if she didn't pull herself together she wouldn't get her trophy.
|Finally she was calm enough - barely - to |
walk with Daddy to the trophy table.
|Will ran approximately 1.5 miles - in 400-yard, timed |
sprints - during Hallie's final practice. The kid is a beast.