Soccer Star

Gracyn had her first soccer practice tonight! Look at her! She was so excited. I was so excited. I played soccer for 13+ years growing up and LOVED it. I actually didn't realize how much I enjoyed playing until after I quit in high school. I always just played on recreational teams and was picked up by other teams for the occasional local tournament. Never on traveling or club teams or anything like that. In another life, I think it would have been fun to play at the college level. Whether or not I was actually good enough for that, I'll never know, but I did have playing the game!

Soccer is huge here in Kansas City and I know it can be pretty hard core. These little mini+me sessions put on by the community center are a great introduction to the sport. The kiddos run around with parent involvement learning the rules and practicing some skills. The entire time Gracyn "dribbles" the ball, she squeals in delight because someone is chasing her. It's quite comical but she does a great job! I'm most looking forward to their "game" at the end of 6 weeks - I can't wait to see a bunch of little bees swarming around the soccer field!

After another rough couple of days in the listening department, I was worried she'd shut down at "practice" and not want to participate but she did so well! I was so proud of her, listening to the coaches and actually participating. She nailed it. We even celebrated with ice cream after dinner. Can't wait for next week!


  1. You go, girl!!!!!!!!

  2. So exciting for G - great start! (Love that she shared with her sister too!)

  3. We did mini & me soccer with Brantley the past two springs and plan to sign Holden up next spring! Such a great program for the littles!!