Double Duty of football carried on, but finally, we had a week where the boys played at two different times. We were sad that Keith had to leave town for work, but luckily, coach Brad stepped in.
Brad was very patient with all of the players, especially Kellan. Kellan and Cole are the youngest players on the team and they are still sparking their enthusiasm for football. Most weeks, I think that Kellan may day dream of the days when he just spent 90 minutes with the iPad while Oliver played. But alas, every week we give it all we've got.
Run, Kellan, Run!!
There goes out boy!!
Today was Kellan's lucky day. Grandma was still in town and she was anxious to watch from the sidelines and provide a cozy seat while he was on a water break.
Polar Bears are ready to play!
Kellan's up and he thinks hard about his plan of attack.
(or... he's noticing that the defense seems awful close.)
In no time, the defense had his flags.
Apparently, our opponents discovered that they could move forward their line of scrimmage.
Kellan got in some defensive plays as well. See him there, #5?
"Aw shucks, it's all just fun and games"
Maybe, Kellan is a stealthier player than we give him credit for. We spotted him hanging with the other team, listening in on their plays. Nobody seemed to mind much, but his Mommy did usher him back to the right side of the field after she took a few photos.
This may be about the time that Kellan decided that the defensive line was a bit close for comfort and he wasn't so convinced that running at them full steam ahead was a great plan, even though Coach Patrick was giving him a great sales pitch.
Kellan gave it a great try, but he was SO glad when the 90 minutes were over. He was ready for some serious Grandma snuggles during Oliver's game.
On another field, Oliver's red shoes were like a rocket ship and he carried the ball.
He didn't make it to the end zone this time, but it takes a team to win a game. The next play put points on the score board.
Oliver and Owen have such intense focus toward the offense. I often wonder what's going through Oliver's mind. I do know that he's waiting for the ball to move. One move of the ball and Oliver is off.
Oops, missed it this time. There are always more flags to pull.
We love watching the boys and their teams play every Sunday. Add on 80 degrees in late September, we could be picking daisies and we would be happy as could be.
HUGE Thanks to Grandma for spending time with the boys while Mommy and Daddy went to Las Vegas to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. An added thanks for staying the weekend to go to Anderson Farms and the boys football games. We loved having you here!
As I write these posts about the boys playing football, I recognize that there could appear biases. In no way shape or form do I mean to state that one son is better at sports than the other. The fact is, they are three years apart with very different interests. In three years, these blog posts will be very different. It is fun to see how each boy grows into his own self, and that's what we encourage most of all.