Sunday, November 13, 2011

You say Futball...We Say Soccer!

There is another type of football...other boys of Fall. This morning my date for the last forty plus years and I spent our time watching our two grandsons playing the other kind of football. Trey's team was up first...
                                                  That's Trey kicking the ball...


and he's heading off again. The much shouted phrase by many a parent from the sideline is, "Follow the Ball"! And he did!
During one of the quarter breaks, the sweat pants came off, things were getting heated in more ways than one on the field!
Pensive? Tired? Wondering what snack is going to be at the end of the game?
Wounds of the warrior...slide tackles can leave grass burns....
Serious stuff this soccer!


A move to another field...some warm up time on the field and next up is Peter!
One of the really sweet moments of the day took place on this field. As one of the girl players on Peter's team came running onto the field one of the other girl teammates burst out in giggles and went running towards that happy teammate. They both erupted in giggles and hugs. Sheer joy in seeing a good friend. We should all keep that in our hearts!
There was a lot of time and energy spent on the field with this age group. Just not a lot of game plan is needed. Lots of atta boy/girl were heard from the coach...
Peter scored TWO goals this day...
High Fives!
Thank you dear other boys of Fall...we had a lovely morning!
Loves~Loves~Loves~

16 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

Lovely shots, I am sure you ALL had fun!

Sarah Pearson said...

Awww, what happy sunshiny pictures :-)

Shelly said...

What terrific pics and narrative- really brought a great smile to my face!

Gawgus things... said...

Now that's the football I know and love! Looks like a great morning :)

Shady Del Knight said...

Good morning, Sush! As I'm sure you know, soccer is huge in other countries. I wonder if it will ever become as popular as football in the USA. It's great to see pictures of Trey and Peter and their friends outside in the fresh air getting plenty of exercise and interacting with each other face to face. Outdoor physical activity was a major part of growing up back in our wonder years and we can't allow TV and video games to take its place.

Sush, I want to assure you and your readers that I had absolutely no knowledge of the ugly scandal unfolding at my Alma Mater, Penn State University, when I made my comments on your previous post. I learned the news hours after submitting that comment. In other words, I want you and everybody to know that my remarks were strictly about football and that I was not making light of a very serious situation.

Thisisme. said...

How lovely for you both to be out there and supporting your two gorgeous boys from the touchline!! I love how you describe your hubby as your date for the last 40 plus years! Peter's team all looked SO sweet, and well done for your little one for scoring TWICE! Bet you were bursting with pride. Hee Hee!!

Pat MacKenzie said...

It's fun to watch the younger ones playing soccer. I had that privilege with a couple of my granddaughters this year. They're so serious about it.

Belle said...

Soccer is one of the few sports I liked at school. The kids look like they are having so much fun. I also think it is wonderful you have been married 40 plus years. Hubby and I will be 35 years this coming June.

yaya said...

I watched our boys play and also helped my hubby coach for a few years. We really enjoyed soccer but by high school they were into basketball. The young teams were so fun to watch...we always called it bumble bee ball as they all chased the ball in one big clump! The pics you shared were great and I had to smile at the yellow teams little shorts that almost touched the ground with their tiny legs! Very cute!

Christine said...

We have two small grandsons that played fall soccer too. Around the same age. This Saturday was the last for the season and I think I'm going to miss it.

Jilda said...

What a fun day! Would love to have been there!

Sush said...

Claudia...It was a great day! Sunny and crisp!
Hugs~

Sarah...Sunshiny was a great way to give the day a theme!
Hugs~

Shelly...If everyone could have heard the delightful peals of laughter and joy the two three year olds shared the world would be a happier place!
Hugs~

Emma...I thought my friends across the pond would enjoy some of your type of football!
Beautiful lady...Hugs~

Tom...NEVER would I have thought that was where you were heading, going or coming from. I knew you posted that comment way before any of that info and it was just your usual tongue in cheek play on words! You are too much the gentle man to have taken advantage of that tragic situation...
Hugs~

Diane...He has been my date for the last 40+years! We'll be married this Dec for forty years but dated 3 years before that. Many fun dates since then!
Hugs~

Pat...I have to admit watching the girls is fun...they often seem to be all about the uniform and accessories!
Hugs~

Belle...I truly love soccer, however the South came to it a tad later than the rest of the country. All my children grew up playing in soccer leagues. As a child I never had that opportunity.
Hugs to you and your date of almost 35 years~

Kathy...now that is exactly what it looks like Bumble Bee ball. Particularly the age group Peter is in, under 4's! Bless you and your husband for coaching...it takes a lot of time out of your life!
Hugs!

Christine...I'll be you had a great time watching your grandsons as well! It would've been the last week of the season but they have make up games...
Hugs~

Jilda...It would have been delightful to have had you there, perhaps with Jordan as a sub!
Hugs~

Crystal Pistol said...

I love watching my own little ones plat soccer. Cute shots!! Adorable how they run down the field with very little clue as what is actually happening. :)

Sush said...

Crystal...It is a very flash second of their youth, naive and fresh and exciting for everyone. I love watching children at play in whatever they are doing!
Hugs~

laurie said...

what a great post,, memories to cherish,,
yes I did paint the painting, thanks for visiting,

Sush said...

Laurie, it is a lovely painting, Autumn at its best!
Hugs~