Second place, but they moved up to third in the state.
Then we went out for ice cream to celebrate the win. The best part of winning was that the coach and parents in Lakeville were the worst we’ve ever encountered. Yelling at the (teenaged) linesman, lineswoman and the (adult) referee. The coach was so mad over (correct) non-call on offsides that he threw his phone in disgust, which happened to go in the tall grass that can be seen in the top of the photo above. Liam is not in the photo below because he was watching the football game on the television.
And then, once again, we went to Valleyfair.
And then we went to somewhere new for dinner.
Looking lonely out there right now in the cold and rain. But I’m sure that he prefers it that way.
Liam’s team won all four games at the tournament, coming from behind in three of them.
Out in Orono. But they have grass there, so it was something different.
They lost 6-0, and never one a game until their very last game when they beat a team from Duluth which had never won all year long, either.
Then after the game we went to Cooper’s in St. Louis Park to eat lunch and for Liam to watch the Vikings game, which they surprisingly won. By the time we got home and Liam finished watching some more football, he was pretty beat.
Luckily for us, Liam happened to be the same colour jersey this year and the old one fit, so I didn’t have as much laundry to do.
Ada and Helena were still good about going to the games – they didn’t always want to go, but the weather was almost always nice.
Although, like dad, Ada doesn’t always like the bright sun.
Liam didn’t score too much today because (1) the coaches decided that the kids needed two very long water breaks, (2) the girl who played keeper for the whole gameÂ on the other team held on the ball for a good thirty seconds every time she touched it, and (3) Liam played keeper for awhile and didn’t get to play forward too much. He did almost score after kicking the ball while playing keeper, though.
He scored from here, but I didn’t get it.
Not much rain in two months…less than an inch, so the fields look like something out of Â the sub-Sahara.
Liam plays twice a week for 20 weeks of the year, so I have plenty of these pictures. On this day I was better at taking them than usual with my little camera, so I got him scoring twice.
and this one wasn’t so bad