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soccer season has started

this past saturday was the first day of the fall soccer season. oscar and elizabeth both play at 9am and michael at 1pm.

i didn't get to see elizabeth play much because i coach oscar's team, but beth said she played great, scored one goal and didn't want to come out.

oscar was a scoring machine. he certainly nowhere near the fastest on his team, but he has a nose for the goal. i counted 5 goals. he did a little dance after each goal too...too funny.

michael's team played terrific. they passed the ball incredibly well all day, which for anyone that has watched kids soccer is a huge accomplishment. they lost the first game 2-1, but controlled the ball most of the game. the other team played 2 statue defenders, which i absolutely hate. how can those 2 kids possibly be having fun? they won the next game 5-0 and the 3rd game 2-0. michael had 2 goals and really seemed to enjoy himself. this was the happiest i've seen him in a while. maybe playing at 1pm helps him wake up.

they all just love their uniforms. it makes it feel so much more real for them. here are some more pics.

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