Saturday, May 2, 2009

Our First Upward Soccer Season

Our church has an awesome Upward ministry throughout the year that brings hundreds of kids and parents onto our campus each week. Last fall, Ty played Upward football for the first time on a 4 and 5 year old team. He loved it and his daddy loved coaching him! Winter brings basketball (which we did not participate in). And now that spring has arrived, so has soccer. Because we have so many children participating in soccer, there is a separate league strictly for those who are in that 4k age range. Though Micah is not yet 4, we found out that many 3 year olds had signed up, and we knew that he would LOVE to play soccer with his brother. I was definitely starting to feel bad for Micah, as I felt I was always saying, "when you get a little bigger," or "when you turn 4," and so we were all so excited when we found out he could play. Since both boys were playing, DJ offered to help coach (though soccer is definitely NOT his favorite sport).

These are a few pictures from our first game 2 weeks ago.

Praying before the game

When he's concentrating on the ball, he can't keep that tongue in his mouth :)

Ty's first goal

Micah getting in on the action

With Coach Gabe

Cheering her brothers on :)


Stacy said...

They both played really great last week:) Micah is so cute out there!

April said...

They are so cute!! We have really enjoyed this first season although Addie isn't actually playing much anymore. One thing's for sure...she loves having "Preacher DJ" as her coach :)