and that sheriff is soccer. we have been taken over by soccer practices, soccer games, soccer gear, and soccer schedules.
this is a whole new world to us rutherfords. you see, we're sort of homebodies. content to hang out without much of an agenda. man, has our world been turned upside down! not only does the new school year have us busy, we felt a little overwhelmed more than once this past week with this sport called soccer.
now don't get me wrong. we're excited to join the ranks of soccer moms and dads around the world. and we did have fun cheering our boys on both in practice and at games. what we have to adjust to is being gone two nights a week and no longer having a lazy saturday, and did i mention the paraphernalia that has invaded my home?
we've been quickly schooled on soccer shin guards, socks, shorts, jerseys, water bottles, balls, back packs, cleats, mid-game snacks, post-game snacks, chairs, blankets, sunscreen, bug spray, and ice chests.
but all of that is worth it when you see the smiles on burrito's and noodle's faces: priceless!
noodle's first game was on saturday at 10am. we didn't know what to expect with a team of 4 year olds and this is our boys' first experience EVER with soccer. so you can imagine our surprise when noodle made the first goal for his team in the first 30 seconds of the game. he then went on to score 4 more goals! his team won 7-4. yay noodle! he's number 5 if that helps finding him in the pictures below...
john's impressions of the games: the soccer fields are like putting greens!
my impressions of the games: i realized (too late) that i yell (loudly) a lot! i'm a little embarrassed and will have to tone it down a bit! :) i just love cheering on my little men!
go tigers and monsters!