Well, despite a near ‘mom fail’ on my part where I missed the email saying Friday’s night game had been moved to Thursday night, Helen Grace had an amazing last game of the spring Second Pres soccer season. A big thanks to her grandparents who were able to pull it- and everyone- together to get to the game within a few hours’ notice.
The difference from last season to this one is staggering. She’s not dancing down the field anymore and runs with purpose. She will get her foot on the ball from time to time and make some good progress for the team- she even got an assist in this game! She’s enjoyed playing with her schoolmates and is flourishing with that bond of friendship. She flitters from team to team before and after the game, giving hugs to her SAA friends. She seems so much more confident and happy on the field with her girls by her side! Coach Katie did a great job of encouraging and leading them too. We couldn’t have asked for a better season!
Waving to “her people” on the sidelines Halftime team photo. Front row from left to right: Mary Kate, Emma, Mary Caroline, Claire. Back row: Olivia, HG, Ellis, Ms. Katie, Lilah (We are missing Evie who was at the beach) HG kept beckoning for Grandma from across the field, so she finally had to go over there to sit on the sideline with her for a minute (and a cuddle). Tackled by Claire HG boots it hard to Emma up front, and Emma takes it down the field for a goal. See Katie’s face saying, “Whoa, HG!” And she’s got an assist!!! Lifted into the air by Lilah! “Good game; good game.” SUPER excited about the tunnel and the win And off to tackle Peggy “Who wants to play soccer next year?” OMGOMGOMGOMG, A TROPHY!!!!!