Wednesday, July 24, 2013

More of May - Soccer/Recital

May was a busy month for us. There was dance recital and soccer and a birthday party and a wedding and the end of school . . . 
Team picture. We're really going to miss Graciela and Jose. 
Grace really enjoys playing soccer and has played for a few years. It's amazing how far she has come playing-wise. She likes being on the field, though she isn't very aggressive. She follows the ball around and tries to get it. She's been in the same team (pretty much) with the same wonderful coaches the whole time, which has been wonderful for us. We feel totally comfortable with her in their hands, etc. This next season, they are mixing up the teams because some of the players have been with the same teams for so long, they feel it isn't fair to new teams or players. They are also separating the men from the boys, so to speak. There are 2 divisions - a competitive one where everyone learns the same skills and a recreational one, where there are still teams and coaches. We chose the recreational one. Well, Grace chose it. It was cheaper, which is good to me, but she wants to be a cheerleader in high school, not play soccer. I'm not sure how popular the other thing is or how that's going to play out. I'm not really sure how many of her teammates signed up for which one. I guess we'll find out in the fall. 
This season she had a few new girls, who were a lot of fun and some great new moms. I'm not the social type, but they were really nice and very generous and giving to all the girls. 

Grace has started to pose for every picture.
I can't get Blogger to arrange these how I want!?! Ugh!  There has to be a better way!

 Recital was in May as well. We had a family wedding on recital night, so I did dress rehearsal with my mom and left recital night to Scott and his parents. It seemed to go well. Grace was in 3 numbers. She hadn't said much about the dances or shown us much throughout the year, but she was really good and enthusiastic onstage. I'm grateful that my mom feels it's something Grace "needs" and is willing to pay for because she really enjoys it.

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