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Tuesday, September 1, 2009


That's right, baby!

It's soccer season!

You know, real futbol!

Kidding! Don't get your jock strps in a bunch, I'm not trying to dis good-old-fashioned-down-home-this-is-a-way-of-lfe-not-just-a-past-time American football.

But, in our house, it's all about soccer because that's what the dudes are into.

And, they are REALLY into it.

It's funny because when I was a kid, no one played soccer.

No. One.

They forced it on us like twice a year in P.E. (where I was some how always shoved into the goal as the "goalie", and the ball rarely came towards me, and then when it did, the real goalie who was some bigger, faster, stronger boy jumped in front of me while I frantically blocked my face and ran back and forth in front of the opening trying to avoid ball contact entirely. So, I'm not an athlete.).

I saw it being played by the kids in the background of those Feed The Children videos in Guatemala (or wherever they were).

But, it wasn't like it is now.

No one was bending it like Beckham (possibly b/c the hottest, most delicious soccer player on the planet was still running around in his nappies), Americans were largely ignorant of that Ole! Ole! Ole! Ole! soccer anthem, and being called a Soccer Mom had very little underlying conotation.

Here I am today, scouring my son's drawer to locate his Esapna jersey for practice, reading reviews about cleats, and contemplating how much I'm willing to spend on the sport provided he makes the travel team next season (fingers crossed!).

I'm convinced (you can fight for baseball all you want, Hubby, but don't get your hopes up) that these kids were born to play soccer.

#1 plays...

#2 plays...

and #3, well, he's a star in the making (please keep in mind that he is barely 19 months old)...

And, he's left footed! Did you get that future college scouts? LEFT. FOOTED!

Wait 'till you see the next live action installment of him dribbling (soccer term meaning he maneuvers the ball through short skillful taps or kicks) up and down the field.

The kid's got skiz-ils and, he's seriously as cute as Beckham, no question:)!


GreedyGirl said...

Hi checking in from SITS

Shelli (wishes she was) Mrs. Burchett;) said...

He is ADORABLE!!! Did he have a good nap after all that running and kicking?

ck said...

I wasn't able to watch the video on my computer, but your kids look like naturals in those photos.

Do you print up all of these great shots that you post? They must have the best photo albums.

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

So cute!!! I can't wait until my boys are old enough to play sports.

Even though I hate them.

Sports, I mean, not my boys. :)

confused homemaker said...

lovin' it & I hope those college scouts start making offers now.

Jennifer said...

I think he is amazing for nineteen months and way, way cuter than Beckham in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

I didn't even know there was such a thing as soccer until I moved here in high school. It's all the rage!!

Lisa Anne said...

Soccer was my sport. I played on a traveling team. We were CA State champions 3 years in a row. I still look at my 3 gold fake metals. I love the sport and anyone who plays it. Especially girls!!

A Real Housewife said...

your kids are ADORABLE!!!!

Mira is triplet crown said...

i guess I'm seeing my future aren't I?

Anonymous said...

Too cute! I have one lefty myself and maybe the baby is going to be lefty...he grabs with is left all the time.

I'm with you, though. Soccer wasn't a big deal for me either growing up, but my kids are into it.

SupahMommy said...
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SupahMommy said...

two things

1.. you rock the imovie
i want to be like you when i grow up and figure this mac out.

2. shoot i forgot what i was going to say


sizzlin hot.



Kate Coveny Hood said...

I just read this out loud to my husband who loooooves futball. Saturday will be a big day for him (I promised to keep the kids busy while he watches his three important games). Don't know if any of my kids will play beyond the the typical little guy teams - but Chris would be THRILLED!

gaelikaa said...

It is a known fact that soccer is addictive! Am I right or am I right?

Anonymous said...

Impressive! I'm trying to get Evan to pick a sport. Ha.

Orange Juice said...

I bet you're one of those crazy screaming soccer moms huh...

I just signed up our son for tot soccer. He kind of HAS to play though being that his Gpa (my husbands dad) was an award winning soccer coach. We might be banished otherwise.

PS Just signed up Z for Preschool! AHHH! Let the wrath come upon me!

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