Saturday, April 16, 2011

Game 4

Pre-Game Players and Parents Pledge

Team Huddle

Kick Off Cheering between best-ies

Working on getting into the mix

Monday, April 11, 2011

Game 3

This game was as much fun as our first game.  The other team players seemed a bit smaller than some of our girls but 3 of their girls knew how to use their arms and keep everyone out of their way when they wanted the ball.  They also outran our girls, but our girls played better offense.  They kept the ball on the opposing teams side of the field most of the game. They ran down the field faster than our girls but I am hoping that was because it was an early morning game and the girls were a little sluggish.  I think K could possibly have stayed beside the faster girls but she did not run as much this game.  She skipped some.???.  Please don't ask me why, I am not quite sure of the reason. 

She had her game face on and had fun playing.  She played all the positions again.  She blocked 2 possibly 3 attempted goals as the goalie.  We are proud of her!

Pre-game... The Players Pledge

So sweet... K and Sarah during the players pledge.

Starting players on the line. 
Two players with completely different views.  K showing her game face to the opposing team.  Who knows what they thought of her!  What an intense girl.  Sarah checking it all out. 
**These you should enlarge... look at her face!

Bryn ran up and got into the pre-game smack talk with K. 
And yes, I saw LOTS of smack talk although I have NO idea what was coming out of her mouth.  Surely it was good sportsmanship words.

K snarling at the Tigers with a few missing teeth. 
I still laugh seeing these pictures and I can not believe she did that!  She comes from a competitive family on all sides so I suppose I can not blame her.  We're not sure where the smack talk and pre-game stare down came from though...we definitely haven't coached her up on that (Yet) ...according to Wade).

Corner kicking

What form!!!
 Sarah and her determination

CBC girls... all three girls go to school together. 
Lexi, K and Sarah 
The coach rotated the girls again but this time he put in 5 players together and relieved them with the other 5 girls.  K, Sarah and Lexi worked together as part of their 5.

 The goalie cheering on her teammates.

 Tunnel time
Bryn, Lexi and Sarah

K and Kelly (Kelly is the coaches daughter)

The girls won game 3!  The score was 3 - 1.  K was so excited to be a part of the winning team.  I can't wait till the next game...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Kicking for fun...

Awe, the life of soccer.  I was around it most of my childhood life while my brother played and now... K is playing soccer.  To be a soccer mom!  hehe  minus the suburban or mini-van, thanks!!!  K's team, the Gators have had 3 games now and she has played in 2 of them.  We missed her 1st game due to a death in the family but she is picking up the sport and the spirit of the game quickly.  

The verdict...K LOVES it!  I have a feeling we may be playing this sport many more seasons.  She is already dreading the summer coming because she knows soccer will be over.  She loves this fast paced game and we think her favorite position is defense.  She is wonderful at guarding the goal and being the goalie.  She falls into this position naturally.  Although the coach rotates the girls in forward positions and defensive positions, K always falls back and guards the goal when the opposing players get near. 

Being on the sidelines as a parent is Totally different!  I am loving watching her play and encouraging her and her teammates on.  I think I yelled more in game 3 than in game 2 and possibly more than Wade did.  oops!   It is fun and cute watching them play and figure the sport out. 

The Gators Game 2 pics (K's 1st game)... chomp, chomp (with arms out)!

Sarah and K

Sarah sooooo proud to be Number 1! 
The girls got to pick the number they wanted to be.  The smaller jerseys were numbered 1 to 8.  Numbers 9 and 10 were larger... hence K needing one of them.  She chose number 10.  Kyle what number were you?  I sadly cannot recall it.

Pre-game photo ops from the mama-razzi!

Pre-game huddle time

K cheering on her team on the sideline as she waits for her turn to play.  Again, the coach is Great about rotating all the girls so they each get plenty of time to play and learn all the positions.  She intensely does NOT want anyone to score a goal on her team.  More pics on her feelings for this game are below...

This is Sarah's second year to play.  She wants to score goals! 
 (To see the intensity in her face, click on the picture to enlarge it.) 

I Love Sarah's intensity to get the ball moving down the field!
(another pic to click and enlarge)

K and her 1st corner kick op.

Yes, we are learning to control ourselves more with time.  teehee  Sooo cute to see her trying so hard though.  ...enlarge this pic too : )

Getting in the mix and playing the game... I LOVE IT!!! Wade and I are seeing sports in completely different positions - as a parent.

 enlarge these too

Her 1st throw-in

You canNot miss this face so enlarge it grandparents!
 This may be "ONE" of the pictures of the year.  (You have not seen the pics from game 2 yet)  This is K's "BULL face" or game face.  She got to go to her 1st Tuesday practice before we had to head out of town (missed her 1st game) but we made it back to town so she could attend her 2nd practice as well.  While we were getting ready for that 2nd practice she looked at herself in the mirror, put up her muscles and then snarled at the mirror.  I said "sweetie, what are you doing?"  She said, "MOM, this is my bull face!  I am getting ready for the big game!"  I said, "K, honey, this is just practice, not a game."  She said "Mom!  I know but I have to have on my game face there too."      All I can say is OH MY!  Whose child is this?

 K as goalie...stopping a ball from going in.  She stopped 2 balls from going in this game. 

Sarah attacking the ball again. 

By the way, K loved when the ref called for a ball from the players and Wade threw in hers first.  It was not expected or planned but K enjoyed every moment of knowing "her" ball was the game ball.  She talks about the grass stains now.  They lost 2-4.  But, they had a great time playing and I know K learned a lot.  She even discovered that there are time when you may play a game against someone you know.  One of her friends from school at Parkhills and her Ballet class last year was a player for the other team.  They were both quite shocked to see each other. 

Another note to remember for future knowledge.  She has yet to say she is nervous to play or practice in front of everyone.  I am not sure what it is but the kid is scared to death of a stage and she has NO problem getting out in front of people sitting on the sidelines yelling at her.  I think, nope, I know, she loves this game.  You know how she is always asking what "her talent is."  I think we may have found it.  I think she is destined to play sports.  If it is a new chapter with soccer, who knows?  I'll post game 2 pics soon. 

Thanks Amy for asking us to play.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Leaving an impression

My uncle Brian emailed W and I this very sweet and thoughtful letter while we were in the midst of some hard days.  We were trying to figure out what God wanted us to do...what was the "right" thing to do according to His word, what was best for our family and for my health.  This letter shocked both of us in a positive way.  It was amazing having a family member reach out and tell us "Don't give up."  God was wonderful to us because He worked through Brian at just the right time. 

A few weeks after Brian left us here on earth I re-found this message.  To this day, this message means more than I can explain to both W and I and it once again had amazing timing when I read it.  I will cherish this for the rest of my days.

We know you are in better hands Brian but you are and will be missed here.  We will remember you!  Thank you for touching our lives, being such a strong Christian and being my uncle.  Love, K

Here is a portion of the letter...

From: Brian E. Sn0dgrass

Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 12:09 PM
Subject: Our Request for New Life

Wade and Kristi,

Don’t Give Up!
Psalms 37: Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. …and what a priceless desire.

A Prayer for New Life

Heavenly Father, I come into Your presence to intercede on behalf of Kristin and Wade Adair in their efforts to conceive new life.  We pray these things in faith believing, You, Heavenly Father are the Creator of everything seen and unseen. Thank you, for the gift to W and K of little K. It is their earnest desire to give her a sibling, and in doing so, praising you and glorifying your Holy Name.

I pray that, “the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may move close to the Adairs and make your face to shine on us on them. Please intervene supernaturally and grant their request for new life, ensuring successful conception and full term delivery to birth and that all physical attributes are normal and healthy in every way for the baby. We speak a blessing unto Kristi that she be granted good health throughout the pregnancy in provision for the baby. Please protect Kristi and the new life she will carry. Surround Kristi with that protection and love. Let her know You are always there.

We understand the magnitude of this request and pledge undying commitment and praise to you.

We pray that this child live a long and healthy life in you. We pray that “the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto this child, “the eyes of your understanding and be enlightened, that this child may know what is the Hope of His calling, and the riches of the glory of His inheritance,…and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us who believe.”

Thank you Jehovah Jireh, our Provider. Thank you, Jehovah Shalom, our Peace, Jehova - Nissi, Our Victory!   “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you”,

W and K, “with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever!”

Thank you, Father.

In Christ’s Holy Name, Amen"