We're about five games into the season now so this post is obviously very late, but I wanted to post some pictures from Mya's first soccer game. Soccer games that involve 5 and 6 year-old girls are so fun and mostly because the girls have no idea what they are doing. They just run up and down the field kicking the ball directly in front of them without aiming in any real direction. Mya just scored her first "real" goal of the season this past Saturday, but she insists that she scores 2 or 3 each game. We just smile and nod our heads because why ruin a good thing.
I have to tell you that she was in tears before her first game. Her nerves rattled her bones. She asked us multiple times if she could just miss the game because "her stomach hurt" even though she begged for donuts all morning. We told her to stop worrying about the game and just run after the ball, and that's exactly what she did. She ran and ran and ran. She didn't really kick the ball all that much during her first game because she was so afraid of stealing the ball from the other girls so she just ran back and forth for an hour.
She's becoming more aggressive with every week. We're so proud of her. We just love watching her and her teammates.