One of the benefits that I have had working part-time this year is that I can swap my work days to do special activities with the kids.
Today I had the opportunity to go on a walking tour of Ann Arbor fields with Will's class.
We walked 7.5 miles. All over the city.
We went to:
The Farmer's Market via
|Our chaos through Nickel's Arcade|
|A photo from the beginning of a wonderful science presentation|
The Law Quad
The Art Museum
|swinging on a sculpture at the Art Museum|
There are two, first grade soccer teams at Burns Park. I am the coach of one of the teams and many of Abbey's friends are on the other team. We decided we would host a 'friendly' scrimmage in lieu of our last practice.
I was worried about this event...because Abbey was worried about this event. The girls on my team have come a really long way. They run after the ball. They are more aggressive. They take chances. They play hard. I try to be diligent about making sure every girls gets to play nearly every position each game. They are awesome in my eyes. I love watching them improve each game. But they haven't won very many.
And her friends' team hadn't lost a soccer game yet. Eek.
Our team played one of their best games yet this evening. They took chances. Passed the ball a few times. Ran hard. Our goalies had several saves. The other team played well too. At the end of the third quarter...the score was tied. It was shortly after 5:00, the time when our practices were supposed to be over. So...we called the game.
It was a tie.
I think all the girls were pretty pleased.
I can't think of a better ending for a 'friendly' scrimmage.
Except of course to finish off with a pizza party to celebrate the season.
I think she was pretty happy.