Thursday, November 20, 2014

Melting My Heart

(A Little Tribute to My Soccer Boy)

Fall 2003 

As if feeling sentimental over cleaning up turf pellets 
that ride home in my son's soccer clothing
wasn't bad enough...
I went and looked at old pictures.

Fall 2004 

Remembering when my 6'3" young man
was anything but 6'3".

Fall 2005 

 But dang, he sure was cute 
and just as determined as ever.

Fall 2006 

Just scored, his classic 'happy run' after scoring a goal. 
Fall 2007 

Fall 2009

Where's the call ref?
 Spring 2010

Fall 2010 

Fall 2011 

Spring 2012

When the team goalie was injured, dad ratted that he played a wicked goalie. 
Darn Dad, he ended up playing goalie half the game for two years. 
(He doesn't much like playing goalie. Too bad he's so good at it. 0

Yes, he even flies. 
Fall 2012

He's very fast, just like dad
Spring 2013 

Yes, that was a bicycle kick which wowed everyone. 
Fall 2013
Last Season Playing Travel 
Spring 2014 

His travel team, The Black Knights, dissolved because many of the kids,
as high school seniors, wanted to lighten up a bit.
So most players joined the rec league.
A couple of his teammates ended up on each team.
It was interesting (and sometimes funny)
watching them play against each other instead of with each other.
They had a blast.

Playing Rec in his Last Soccer Season...

I have loved every minute of being his soccer mom -
Even the minutes cleaning up the turf pellets.

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carol l mckenna said...

Great action shots of your son ~ How quickly they grow ~ eh? ~ Loving memories you have!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

MadSnapper said...

i like them all from small to very tall young man.. he was adorable in the first and super handsome in the last... love the In the air shots

Tamar SB said...

What a star!! You take great soccer shots!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Aw! They grow up too fast, don't they? Great action shots - love the shots when he was young with the grass stained knees! Such a cutie. Now so handsome....nice that you get to keep watching him play. xo Karen

Carol Blackburn said...

Lots of great actions shots!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I will be the proudest mum.

My nephew David is a success story on the home ground. When he wanted to go into magic when he was still in school, his parents objected. He promised his parents he would finish his formal education, and he trained as an engineer.

Ida said...

How fun was this. It was neat to see him grow up and yes you can see he loves his soccer.

Kim Cunningham said...

This was incredible to see him transform. Gives me a little lump in my throat to know that my boys are going to go and grow up on me like this. Your son looks quite good at his game.

Sarah Huizenga said...

So fun to watch him grow up before my eyes.