Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Too Precious

There are times when having your children in outside activities feels like a chore. The running here and there. The waiting while they do ‘their thing’.

There is nothing about taking Isaiah to soccer or watching him play that feels remotely like a chore.It is a joy. Both my Beloved and I agree it is a precious hour well spent on a Saturday morning. He is in his element that is for sure. I am so thankful we signed him up.

Here he is (the one with the colorful hat on) in the group of 6 or 7 other kids on his team. They don’t meet any other time but Saturday. For his age group they practice for the first half hour and then the second half hour is a ‘game’ or scrimmage. As with all young, or pee-wee, sports the game is a heard of children running to and fro close to the ball. No strategy or passing- just running and kicking with a little hand-to-ball contact now and again. (They are still learning, after all! : ) )

I took a little video clip of him during practice. I tell you he is too cute! I think I smiled during the whole hour watching him. I was just mesmerized by how much he enjoyed playing. He doesn’t run all out but does his gallop/skip run thing in between, smiles most the whole time and lets his lefty side come out. (He writes right handed but throws and kicks left handed.)

Watch his sweet face closely. I get such a kick out of the prep for his kick to the goal.

Soccer from Jess on Vimeo.

I am not sure if soccer will always be in our future (since the kids are allowed to pursue only one outside activity at a time) but we are fully enjoying the here and now of it! Saturday morning, a cup of coffee and watching Isaiah play soccer…priceless.


Margie said...

Too cute! Those pee-wee days are fun. Soccer gets a bit more complicated when they get older and start having practice separate from games. Lots of good coaches through the Y though. Glad Isaiah is having fun. Our area has finally dried up enough to start having regular games and practices as well. Exciting stuff!

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