Or not. Yes, another busy Saturday of soccer. Yesterdays games were at 10:15 am and noon, so although we had time to make it to both without a conflict, it was a mad rush. And wow, was it ever hot out! You'd be hard pressed to make anyone believe that this is October - there aren't even very many trees changing colors yet either. Last fall we were shivering at soccer games and this year we're sweltering... Just plain weird.
Hannah did really well again yesterday - probably because she got to sleep in later again. She still wasn't the most aggressive player but she was running after and trying to kick the ball much more than in the past couple of weeks' games. All of the kids were hot and tired about halfway through so they were all dragging by the end and just wanting the game over. It was hot enough sitting and watching, so I know they had to be even worse off.
I call this next one, "Whoops!", LOL
We left Hannah's game at 11:30am. Abby had to be at hers at 11:45am at a different school. Which left us exactly 15 minutes to get lunch.
Normally I would've driven through but Abby had to use the restroom so we all trooped inside and I ordered food while the girls ran and climbed and used up all of that energy that must've somehow been restored by the restaurant's a/c... Or something.
Abby ate her lunch in the car on the way to her game and the rest of us ate during her game after we got to the field. It was actually a good way to get Becca to sit in the stroller for the bulk of the game. Once she got set free though, she decided to play some soccer on the sidelines...
And she made it out onto the field a couple of times before I ran out and caught her, oops. Then she decided that the ball was more fun to sit on than to kick.
Abby had a difficult time at her game - probably mostly from having been out in the heat already all morning. She mostly stood around, even when the ball came near her:
Or walked around with her shirt like this:
I got tired of yelling to her to put her shirt down - I know it was hot, but she needed to pay attention to the game and not show off her belly to everyone. I finally told her that I was going to take a penny out of her piggy bank every time I saw her pull her shirt up over her shoulders and that helped some. She lost 2 pennies.
She played midfield for the first 3 quarters of the game, and got to kick off twice! I think it was almost the only times she touched the ball...
She did run around a bit way behind the other girls...
And right at the end of the game, she suddenly started to get into it and got some good kicks in while playing defense. They lost 3-0 again though.
Five weeks down now and next week is the last of the fall season. I'm glad in some ways because it makes for a crazy, stressful Saturday, but I'll miss watching them play. And the worst part is that they play at the exact same time next week. Ron has the day off so we can split the duties, but I don't want to miss either of their last games! I'm not sure how we're going to decide which of us goes to which game.
I know - you're just not going to know what to do with yourselves once I no longer have soccer pictures to post on the weekends, right? :)