21 March 2009

Project 365: Day 021

Today was a very special day. I had Auntie Z duty with my 5 year old niece. I filled in and shuttled her about on her very event filled Saturday. It started with ballet, then soccer and then a birthday party. Ballet was a closed class this week so I will have to wait until her recital in May. We had a 1/2 hour before soccer and we played foosball. I was so amazed as she totally picked up on all the basics I showed her. Then an older little boy came and played with her that actually knew how to play and would whip the ball around hard. My little niece totally blocked about 3 shots and made one goal!!! Hells-to-the-yes!!! She also totally rocked in her soccer class. They played minnows and sharks, where the sharks try to get the soccer balls away from the minnows into the goal as the minnows attempt to get from one end of the field to the opposite side. She was one of three minnows out of 12 kids who were able to keep their ball the entire time. Not only did she have skills kicking the ball but she employed strategy by always going by way of the outside of the large group of sharks made up of the coach and the kids who had lost their ball. She is amazing!!!!


Angela said...

You sound like a very good and proud aunt! I am the same way with my little niece!

Greg said...

why am I not surprised she's good at foosball...her auntie is a Jedi master at games !