Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spring Soccer...and too many pictures from an adoring mama

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(A scoring kick!)
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I didn't know the end of kindergarten would be just as emotional as the beginning.
But here we are, nonetheless.
Last week I watched Zach in his kindergarten graduation ceremony.
He had a speaking part...and was so handsome and composed,
so sure of himself in front of all those people.
There are a million things I want to say about him.
I love that kind, blonde-haired boy.
These photos are from the last soccer game of the season.
It all came together for him on this specific day.
Zach hadn't scored a goal all season, but wanted to so badly.
Something clicked, he was aggressive.
He ended up scoring twice.
For me, it was the effort and progress that had me shouting enthusiastically.
(ok, I was screaming and jumping up and down)
I suppose that sums up this whole year.
That might be the best part of parenthood,
cheering for effort and progress.

8 comments:

A said...

I can't believe how old he looks in that second to last soccer picture! I always take too many pictures too ;) It's ok we're the mom we can do what we want!

Christy said...

how sweet. you can tell from the pictures that zach loves it and he looks really athletic to me. go zach! is it already the end of the school year? these kids grow up too fast!

Nicole said...

love it! i too am the cheering, jumping up and down, screaming parent on the sidelines. there's something about seeing your child do something for the first time and watching that spark in them. i love your pictures :) zac looks like a first grader!

Tiffany said...

Yay for Zach! I'm glad to hear someone else gets emotional over progress and new things too. :) It makes me feel more normal. haha Those are great pictures. Two goals in one game is pretty darn good!

Kevin & Ashley said...

Ahhh how exciting for him! Yay! It is always great to score a goal! I played soccer when I was his age! So cute! And that is crazy he is done with kindergarten! Slowly but surely growing up!

Ashley Sloan

Jamie and Kiley said...

It was so exciting that he scored twice! What great memories!

L-squared said...

What a stud! He is such a cool kid. And I have to tell you, I am amazed at what good pictures you took of the game. The pictures I have of my kids are a joke. My camera won't zoom in enough to even see which kid it is with the ball. Tell him congrats on the 2 goals! That's awesome!!

Bailey Family said...

I feel honored that I was on the phone with you when he scored one of those goals. I guess he was "unstoppable"