Tuesday, September 29, 2009

'Tis The Season

This year we've had a busy sporting season with football, soccer, and more soccer.

Both Gavin and Emily wanted to play soccer this year. Not surprisingly, they are both pretty good. They both have abundant energy and really go after the ball. Sometimes a little too much in Gavin's case. We were always reminding him to not push the other players (even his own teammates). He would run with his arms out so that I guess no one would get in his way. Although he really loves soccer, I think football might be his preferred sport in the future.

Emily is also really good at soccer. This is her 2ND year playing (although she didn't play last year because she played baseball instead). So far, she always plays forward and works really hard when she's on the field. She's not afraid of the ball (or much of anything for that matter). Overall, I think that sports are a really good outlet for her.

As far as Spencer, this is his 3rd year playing football (although he took last year off). His position is offensive tackle and defensive end. He has some really great coaches this year. In fact, this is the first year that he hasn't complained about all of the practices and commitment that it takes to play football. It's nice to see him learning and enjoying himself at the same time.

And then there is Mr. Ethan. It's kind of sad to see how much he wants to be a part of all of the sporting events. He loves to kick the ball and to play catch. He also has two football jersey shirts that he loves to wear. I know that he looks up to his older siblings and wants to do the same things that they do. I hope that he doesn't feel too left out when he gets older. We're going to have to find a sport that he enjoys that he will be able to physically handle. Golf maybe?

Anyway, here are a few pictures of their uniforms and games.



buddens said...

Where did Gavin come from!? He is such a little ham! He looks so old in that picture of him on the soccer field taking a knee. They're all so cute! Maybe if golf had cooler uniforms then Ethan could get into it!

Ty and Ber said...

I am glad that they are all having a great time playing. Sports are a great thing for kids. They look so cute in their uniforms.

Good luck finding something for Ethan to do. I think golf is a good idea.

Fowers Family said...

I can't believe how big Spencer looks. I guess they grow so fast at that age (Katie is as tall as me). Sports are so fun! I enjoy them so much more than dance or tumbling. I miss you love, Jody