David has been asking to play soccer for a while. He played on a team 5 years ago, and we hadn't signed him up since then for a variety of reasons (mostly time and money, two of those things you never have enough of). Last month we decided to go for it, went to sign up, and had to put him on a waiting list. A spot opened up, we took it, and David was finally on a soccer team again!
Now, David has told me that he plays soccer at recess pretty often over the years. Apparently he's learned a thing or two, because he's really quite good! I was worried that being on a team for essentially the first time as a 9 year old would put him at a disadvantage, but he's actually quite a valuable member of the team. He's a great back (that's what it's called, right?), and has stopped the other team from scoring many times over the 3 games they've played so far!
Nathan had an ear infection on Saturday (I took him to the urgent care after the game. Dan was busy signing with the Portland Opera, or we would have been able to divide and conquer.), which meant he was extra cuddly. Which meant I was able to take some pictures rather than chase him around the whole time!
Another good action shot
After a few minutes I remembered that my new camera takes good videos, so I took a few. I got several where David isn't involved in the play, but here are a two where he gets a good kick in there!
Around this time Nathan changed from just being clingy to being cranky, so I had to stop with the picture/video taking. David ended up playing all of the first 3 quarters and the middle of the 4th quarter. They play 6 to a side, and there were 3 or 4 boys sitting out, so he definitely got to play more than his share!