Avery told us she wanted to play soccer. So, I called around trying to find out where 4 year olds are able to play. Since our local Rec Dept only does soccer for the little ones in July and August and if you know anything about GA in the dead of summer you will understand why we are taking her to Camp Jordan. Camp Jordan is in Tennessee but they offer spring and fall soccer for the little ones. I wasn't sure we could still get her on a team since registration was in February (and it is now March), so I didn't tell her we were trying to get her signed up. I received an email yesterday telling me that if we showed up today with a check and a registration form she could still play. We were also informed she would need soccer shoes, shin guards, a size 3 ball, and a water bottle.
This morning she was so excited about soccer that she got up 2, yes I said TWO, hours early! This is a child that will sleep until 11 am if I let her. She normally gets up at 9 am but today it was 7! She got up before Titus which is definitely a record event.
Here's the entire ensemble.
She had a blast! I must say that she is one awesome little soccer player. She dribbles like a 4 year old pro! You should have seen those other kids. They've got nothing on her!
This is classic Avery. "Hey! My name is Avery, what's your name?" She is always making new friends everywhere she goes. She was excited about it too. Last night one of the clerks at the store asked if she was playing soccer with her friends and she stated matter of factly, "I don't know anybody there but I'll make new friends."
When we were all done and in the car headed home we told her how proud we were of her for listening to her coach and that she had done an awesome job. She said, "I did my best. I'm proud of me too!" She's one awesome little girl!