Dimitri had his first soccer game on July 14, 2009.
This is Dimitri warming up before his big game....he is #2 by the way.
Dimitri running after the ball.
This is pretty much how the first game went. Dimitri had an emotional melt down on and off the field, because they were not taking turns kicking the ball. This is one of those moments that what you tell your kids tends to back fire at the wrong time. We have always told Dimitri to share his ball and to take turns and now he doesn't understand why the other kids won't just give him the ball. We had to take him home and try to explain that soccer is different, that you have to take the ball away, run and kick. Yep, can't wait to see if he now refuses to share his ball when he is not playing soccer.
GAME 2 was a whole different game. Dimitri and Matri went outside to practice before his game and it appeared to make all the difference. This is a picture of everyone getting ready for the kick off (Dimitri is the one facing the wrong way).
Dimitri playing. Go #2!
Everyone chasing the ball.
Ah, look at that smile! That is what we want to see!
It is very cute to watch Dimitri play. We know that he will get better with each game. It is hard to believe that we are already "soccer moms". Where has the time gone?