As I was talking to Aunt Jenny a few days ago she was saying she thought I would have more soccer posts with all the soccer games we have had. And she is absolutely right! I thought we would too! However, I have to say I spent more time hiding my face in my hands or pulling Hunty out of the soccer game because he thinks he has been playing Pee-Wee Football (can't wait for that by the way) instead of soccer. He tackles or clothes-lines anybody he passes...the opposing team and his own. It is truely out of sheer excitement and playfulness, because that is how he plays with Drake and his daddy at home. Their favorite game is called "Sack," and their next favorite game is "flesh pile." So he honestly thinks it is okay. So every day this was how our discussion would go:
Me: Hunty, do we tackle during soccer?
Hunty: Noooooooooo (in his sweet little high pitched voice)
Me: Do we push during soccer?
Me: Do we jump on top of people during soccer?
Me: Do we run fast during soccer?
Me: Do we kick the ball during soccer?
Me: Do we have lots of fun during soccer?
And do you know what? Finally by his last game this past Saturday he only tackled twice and I was so proud! Why did the season have to end now?
Here are some pics from the last few games (we didn't even get pictures from a couple of games. Kyle is one of the coaches and I was too busy trying to put out fires where my child had taken down someone else's child) :
I took this picture because I just loved the way Hunty was standing. Ready to play! The other team was HUGE! They were about to turn 5 and most of our players just turned 3, but our guys had a blast getting muddy that day!
He is Ready to Rumble!
Hunty throwing in the ball...look at that form!
A good ole dirty, muddy action shot
Soccer game? What soccer game? Hunter could care less the ball was right next to him. It is much more fun to just tackle friends! This is a "Hunter Classic" You can see Hunty mid take-down of one of his own teammates and buddy at school and church. Sweet Frank...sorry Kristen!
Going after the corner kick
A good "herd" shot
My little mud pie...I only wish I had a picture of his cleats and socks!
This next game was not muddy thank goodness, but it was so cold! However, Hunty was still really excited for the game. I think he has a pretty good vertical too!
Checking their shin guards before the game. This game was FREEZING!
Drakey wants to be out there so bad with Hunty, but is going to rock next year when they can play together since he is already getting some good practice!
Drakey playing a little soccer with Mimi
Hunter flirting with the ref. It usually works like a charm!
And so here goes another "Hunter Classic" tackling James...his own team mate (I didn't want to zoom in because it is too embarrassing)
So I told Hunty he had to play with his hands behind his back. And he did for a little while, but he didn't like it very much.
A sweet mid-air kick!
Hunty excited after he kicked the ball out of bounds! It doesn't matter, he just loooves to kick the ball!
About to go down the line and tell the other team good game
A quick hug after the game. Looks like they would be nice to each other all the time huh?
Doing their silly dance after victory...well, after anything really!
Stack it up and Goooooo Green Grapes!
Eating a snack with Da after the game
The very last and final game of the fall season. But don't worry, we'll be back this spring! Same place, same team (hopefully), same fiesty little soccer player I am sure.
The prayer before the game
Hunty is taking on some older women...
Meanwhile Drake is hanging with the big kids
Taking the ball to the goal!
Stacking it up for the last time this season.
My tough little soccer player. Very tired and ready to go home!