Marshall has played in two games so far and seems to really enjoy playing soccer. He has a pretty good understanding of what's going on out there. His first game was so funny to watch. He was very focused and worked really hard to get in the middle of whatever he could. At one point he was so focused that we started wondering if he was about to start crying because he was frustrated, but that wasn't the case at all. He was just working hard. I was able to get some pictures of a couple different times that he took over the ball and had a little fun. I got a good laugh out of how solid he is. Before the game he was warming up with his teammates and there is a boy on his team that is much bigger than him and the two of them were going for the ball and the taller kid kind of lowered his shoulder into Marshall and Marshall just stood firm and the other kid was the one that bounced off.
Look how solid and totally cute this kid is!
He was cracking me up during half time and while he was taking a turn on the sidelines for the 3rd quarter. The oranges got him all sticky and he kept clenching his fists together and then quickly letting go as he watched his skin stick together from all the orange juice that was all over him. That's what he was doing in this picture and then again later while he was out on the field playing. Haha.
Here he is as his first game came to an end. I think the smiles show it was a success.
(I love how his face just lit up while he talked to Colby about his game...)
The game ended in a tie and Marshall seemed totally pleased. When I asked him, he said he only had a little bit of fun because he was sooooooo tired. (That was a lot of running for this cute little boy, but he loves it!)
These pics are from his second game that he had this morning. Here he is giving his coach a high five after they scored one time. Today they won like 5-0 or something. I'm glad to see that Marshall isn't too obsessed with whether his team wins or loses. He really just has fun! He scored a goal today which was super cute. I was a slacker and didn't have the video camera out though... I kept thinking I ought to pick it up and start filming and then sure enough, he scored! He had better reactions after his teammates scored though, he'd kind of pump his fists and do a little celebratory kick. What a silly...
He even has a good time while he sits on the sidelines. Today he was being silly with one of his friends and they were making farting sounds on their arms. Goofy little boys!