Monday, August 4, 2008


Soccer season is over! The summer league finally culminated this past weekend with a large tournament. Fortunately, my daughter is "U-11" (under 11, or ages 9 and 10) so her team does not compete at state yet, which would mean an entire week spent somewhere—this year it happens to be in Fairbanks—playing one game per day. A mom mentioned to me that she thinks they start competing at state next year, but I don't think that's true. Please, dear Lord, don't let that be true!

I only had to spend three days living in my minivan, shuttling my daughter to and from the soccer fields and driving her crazy with my constant queries, "Do you have your water bottle?" and "Did you bring your sports goggles?" Throw into the mix a pouty 8-year-old who doesn't like tagging along and a couple of shrieking toddlers who hate their carseats even more than they loathe their stroller, and you've got yourself a fantastic weekend.

Here is a brief slideshow of my daughter's team playing soccer. You can watch in mere seconds what I had to sit through enjoyed all summer!

Dinner last night: fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob


Alicia said...

Looks like a great season! Good for you on surviving it!

Helene said...

What a great video! I can't even begin to imagine how time consuming it must be to travel to all the games and practices! But it seems like she really enjoys it and it must be nice to see her pursuing a sport that she likes and is good at!

Kim said...

I drive a minivan and my daughter plays competitive soccer. Where did it all go wrong?! ; )