No, Claire's not standing at an outdoor rock concert, protecting her delicate ears from the intense noise of the band. In actuality, this is Claire's most common pose while playing soccer. After a fairly disastrous attempt to play indoor soccer at the YMCA, we thought (and so did she) that outdoor soccer would be a little less stressful, less noisy and more fun. Unfortunately, this was not always the case. She was often overwhelmed by the cheering fans and definitely afraid of the ball and the shrill blast of the referee's whistle. Yet, she insisted on continuing to play on her team and actually acted like she enjoyed herself. So, she's not the most aggressive player on the team. We're ok with that.
Ben was his sister's biggest fan . . . when he wasn't busy picking flowers for mom.
oops, not sure how this photo got in there twice!
Claire with Coach Angie and team. Each member received a trophy for playing on the team and a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Hmmm... promoting athleticism and high fat content???
Claire with her hard-earned trophy and doughnut. I'm not sure about which one she is happier!