Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 310 - Soccer

Thought of the day: Today was a sport tryout day for Lila. In the morning we checked out Boulder Indoor Soccer. Other than Lila and her friend, the rest of the group were all boys. Lila ran around wildly and had fun until she ran head-on into a boy.  Both cried hard and Lila refused to get back into the field on her own. Needless to say, the second half of the lesson was as much of a drag as the first half was fun. In the afternoon, she tried out a gymnastics class. She didn't ever look back the moment she stepped onto the mat.  I had the unexpected pleasure of watching a group of 7-9 year old girls doing some pretty amazing routines right in front of my eyes - apparently it was the team practice time in the gym as well. I was excited that Lila was enjoying the sport and I was also seeing her potential in the flexibility and athleticism of these young girls. The decision came easily at the end of the day: gymnastics it is!

Photo of the day:

Izzy playing soccer.  The instructors at Boulder Indoor Soccer were very engaging and really got the kids to run around and play.  It's too bad that Lila was not quite ready for contact sports yet otherwise she would really enjoy these soccer lessons.

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