Elsie had her first official soccer game this past Saturday afternoon.
She did great! She was even a starter in the first quarter, but was a little timid. Her second, third, and fourth quarters were awesome. She figured out how to get up in front of the person who had the ball to kick it away. She also started to use her arms to defend her own ball. Even the super big kid on the other team didn't scare my little peanut.
Elsie even got a goal! I am pretty sure it was her... anyway. There was another little girl running with her from the other team, and I am not possitive which one actually kicked the final kick into the goal. So, since Elsie was the one with the ball last on her team and it went into her team's goal, I say it was her ;)
Unfortunately, her team lost. It was something like 8 to 3. That big kid on the other team kicked in all but one of their goals. But Elsie had fun, and she even surprised her coaches by playing so good. Both of her coaches said at different times to me and Chris that they were surprised and impressed with Elsie. Guess she gets more into the games than the practices. That is my competitive girl!
We are officially back into the swing of things again. Elsie started the school rituals last week and today was her first full (half-day) all by herself.
Last week, I pulled up into the parking lot and got "Why are we parking?"
"Because I get to come in with you today."
"Oh, you are helping getting the kids?"
"No. I get to stay with you at school."
... so needless to say, my little girl didn't think I needed to be at her first day this year. But she warmed up to it, and didn't mind me there. To be honest, I don't think she even noticed me the entire time. Guess she is a big girl now. She doesn't need her Mamma at school :( I am so proud of her. She is such a big girl!
But the other one...
He still misses her by the time we have to go get her. Today, we stopped at Target and then came home to play outside and then inside for alittle bit. When I said, lets go get Elsie. He purked right up, and said "AAAh-see." Walked back to the door and grabbed his shoes. He was ready to go get his sister. His best playfriend.