James and I decided to sign Audrey up for soccer a few months ago. We found a program, Soccer Tots, that offered classes for 3 year olds every Saturday morning for an hour. We had NO idea what we were getting into. Before we signed up, I passed along this great idea of soccer to Audrey's BFF's, Sara and Madi's, moms. They were in too. And then we actually got to the first day of practice. I had visions of the parents sitting on the sidelines having ADULT conversations while the kiddos practiced nicely on the court. Not so much. The first practice was a nightmare. Kids running everywhere, not listening to their Coach, fighting over spots to sit in, etc. The next few weeks were also very difficult. It was a constant rotation of kids being pulled out to be disciplined. The moms found ourselves passing over the practice duties to the dads. We just got too stressed out with the constant behavior problems. But 2 weeks ago James couldn't make practice so I had to go. I didn't think we would make it. But, to my surprise, everything FINALLY came together. After weeks of practicing together, all of the kiddos just seemed to get it. They all followed directions. They weren't bickering and were focused on doing a good job. When Coach Jessie set up a maze for the kids to kick the ball through and then score a goal, Audrey ROCKED IT. I was so proud. And today they all rocked it again. It's amazing to see how far they all have come. And, if I do say so myself, Audrey is a pretty good lil soccer player. :)
Oh, and in true Audrey fashion, her teammates are all wearing their soccer shirts, while Audrey insisted on wearing a Princess one. Nice.