Saturday, June 7, 2008

The End of the Season

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.

Claire is number 4. Before each game, the coaches were in charge of discussing a particular character trait for the day . . . honesty, fair play, teamwork, etc.

Notice ball's location. Notice Claire's location.

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!


Kelly said...

Good job Claire! We are so proud of you!
Looks like she did well. At least she got out there! It's a start.
Looks like we will be in Dayton July 16th. Let me know what your schedule looks like.

mstum said...

I'm just proud that Claire looks stylish. Don't let your ponytail get too loose or Auntie Andrea will say you look like a lion. I speak from wisdom.