Today marked Ella's first soccer game of 2008. Of course after 2007 we never thought there would be an '08 career. She did not exactly love it last year and our two practices have not been very inspiring this year either. However, when it came down to game time the girl turned it on! (Proud mama typing here.) She got knocked down a couple of times and decided that was enough. She came out to play - with elbows flying (even on her own teammates at times). She even scored a goal and assisted with a second. The look on her face was priceless. It ended on somewhat of a sour note I must add though. She reached down and touched the ball with her hand (she did move it and score again but needless to say it didn't count), they blew the whistle and it brought her to tears. The whistle blower had to come over and give her a hug...it was very dramatic for her. I promise that I took pictures of ALL her teammates. I am only posting the ones of her though that made Jonathan and I laugh. I only hope that her second game is as entertaining has her first. (Look, she even got dirty!!! - that caused a couple of tears but nothing major.) Jude supported his sister in his green and navy too - he loved cheering for number 5. I know that we are talking 5 year old soccer here but if you would have seen last year's performance you would certainly understand my excitement! Go GRASSHOPPERS!