While camping, we discovered this huge log that was hollow. It was the perfect place to play in!
Challenge Cup Soccer Tournament
This weekend, Andrea had a soccer tournament. Â It was different than others we have gone to because instead of earning tropheys, they earned the chance to play in another tournament next month.
The first day was so cold and windy, that everyone did their best to stay warm. We had taken hot drinks and wore many layers. Â TheÂ restrooms Â and carsÂ were the only place toÂ get out of the wind for a few minutes. Â We were very thankful that no one planned a tailgating party. Â We went out for lunch and took our time eating it while we warmed up!
Andrea’s team played hard. Â Even though it was so cold, the first day’s games were the most fun to watch. Â Both teams were evenly matched, so the girls worked to earn points. They ended up with a draw on the first game and 1-0 for the second.
The final game was not so much fun to watch. Â The girls played a team that playedÂ mean; 3 yellow cards and the referee kept talking to the girls.Â The girls even praised their team members for the yellow cards!
It was hard, but the our girls played fair and did their best. Â We won 1-0! Once points were added up at the end of the tournament, we won this round and will be playing another tournamentÂ in a few weeks!
Mantis on Forget Me Not
The Bumble Bee
“Chick a Dee”
The Importance of an “A”
Andrea has enjoyed being able to sub for a younger team that practices with her. Â She enjoys the girls and is learning new skills because the girls play differently.
Yesterday, Andrea was going to sub in a game near Fort Wayne. Â We had a map and directions for street 11. Â However, the street address was supposed to be 11a. We spent over 35 minutes searching for the soccer field, asking at fourÂ different places for help.Â The whole time we were within 5 milesÂ of the field!
Andrea made it to the soccer fields 10 minutes late butÂ was still able to play. Â One girl came just after her and one of the moms commented that many had trouble finding the field. Â And all because the address was missing an “A”.
The game went well. Â In the first half, ourÂ girls scored 5 points. Â We could not figure out why the other team improved so much duringÂ the second half. Â Andrea told us on the way home that Coach promised the girls when they madeÂ 9 goals, after that, unless they headed the ball into the goal, that girl would have to sit on the bench for the rest of the game. Â The girls made one goal, and then missed the goal the rest of the game. Â But, they made all the attempts on goals look really good.
Megan is going to tell you about today’s game.
I love playing soccer. Today I played on a different team because the other team did not have enough players, they only had three. Â So I played for them so everyone could play the whole game.
I liked it. I tried two goals. They did not make it. Â One was really, really, close. My last two, I got two goals. Â After my first goal, Momma gave me a big hug. Â I gave Momma a hug. Â I had a really big smile. I hope that I play with that team again.Â It was fun and the coach was really really nice. We had a tie 3:3!
We were really proud of Megan’s goals, even if they were for the other team! Because the younger teams do not keep score, some coaches like “borrowing” a player. Â The kids love that they get to play longer.
The referee mentioned that MeganÂ does slow motion goals. Â She kicks the ball and we watchÂ the ball slowly rollÂ into the goal.
P.S. Â Andrea and Allan took all the pictures today. Â Didn’t they do great?