Wednesday, August 31, 2011

OMG, I'm a Soccer Mom!

My daughter has been a figure skater since she turned 5.  This past year she was in her first holiday show and her first competition.  She did well in both and I'm in awe of how she overcame her shyness of performing in front of others.  I am so proud!

Unfortunately, the only ice skating rink in our county closed down in June.  So we had to make a decision.  The closest rinks are an hour a way and we don't have the time or money to be driving back and forth four or five times a week.  It was different when it was ten minutes away.  So, Little Bee has decided she wants to try other sports while goalieboy continues hockey.

Little Bee has decided she's interested in gymnastics, soccer, baseball and cheerleading.  We did gymnastics over the summer and really enjoyed it.  But with cash tight, we've decided to keep that a summer activity and we're on to soccer. 

She's been wanting to do soccer for a while now so this is perfect. I think she'll do good because she loves to run and she runs fast.  If she can coordinate it with kicking the soccer ball she'll be golden.

I'm so glad she's so excited. Today we went out and purchased her cleats, shin guards and soccer socks.  She's already to go for her first soccer practice tomorrow night.  Can't wait! 

Soccer Socks

Shin Guards

Soccer Cleats

Let the games begin!


Carolyn said...

Fun! I hope she enjoys it, and you too!
I've got my daughter in Kinder Kickers, and she loves it. (Just fun drills).

Unfortunately, when she sees a real game, she doesn't understand why there is only 1 ball.

Bicultural Mama said...

Yes, you're an official Soccer Mom now! That's cool she did figure skating for a few years and makes sense not to drive so far every day.

Barbara said...

I hope she has fun! My husband is counting the days until our son can join soccer, or as he likes to call it "football"! ;)

Mommy's Juggling Act said...

@Carolyn Thanks! She can't wait. She had so much fun picking out her stuff. I left the choices totally to her!

Mommy's Juggling Act said...

@Bicultural Mama I'm glad she is trying something new, though I will honestly miss skating. We practically lived at the rink. Funny thing is, we're just now realizing what a fast runner she is. One door closes and another open. lol

Mommy's Juggling Act said...

@Barbara My son tried soccer in prek when a mom ran it. He liked it but once he started hockey there was no looking back.
I'm excited that she's excited!

Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

Aww! I hope she enjoys it! My oldest used to play soccer. I wasn't a fan. ;)

That's awesome that she could figure skate. I've always wanted to do that!