Quick snaps of J playing her last game. Trying to take these whilst sitting in a camp chair with A crawling all over was challenging. J came within an inch of scoring a goal on the last play--only to miscalculate and have the ball pinch by the goal post. Not sure how she missed it--she was by herself right in front of an empty net, but I guess the pressure was just too much! She is getting much, much better at the game, although like all the other girls, she does a lot of skipping and dancing around the ball without actually getting in there and accomplishing much. Unlike her mother at that age, however, she knows which direction to go. I was known for madly running any which way, having no clue. None whatsoever. I was the despair of my grade 4-6 teacher's life, since he was from eastern Europe and breathed soccer. I was such a disappointment in the sports area that he couldn't get past it. And that's a sob story for another day.
So any clumsiness she gets from me, and any actual skill at the game she gets from her dad. :oD
Here she is tangling with the best player on the other team. Awesome. It looks like she's plowing him over, but actually he was diving for the ball, a la World Cup, and she actually got it away from him. Go Girl!
And here she is just before her goal attempt:
In other news: New lens is ordered! YAY! Should arrive by the weekend. To say I'm thrilled at the thought of having a good multipurpose lens is an understatement. I won't have to get in people's faces to do their photos or, alternatively, back into the next county. Yes! Of course, now I'm going to have to start saving for a 70-200 (the new IS one will probably necessitate pawning off one of my kids), then a macro, then... There will always be something! But for now, I finally have a better chance at getting the photos I want.. Three cheers!