We are about a month into Josie's town travel soccer season. It's the same fun team as last year only with three new players (and missing one player who switched teams and one who moved to a different town).
Since they are only nine, the girls get moved around the different positions. Sometimes Josie plays forward and sometimes she plays defense.... and if things are not going her way at all then Josie plays goalie.
On this particular Saturday, Josie stayed out of the goalie net and for that, she was very grateful.
Our team was down by one point when Josie kicked a hard, angled shot into the net to score!
Here is Josie moments after:
And here she is running down the middle of the field and celebrating with her teammates:
It's no use explaining to kids this age the rules of Excessive Celebration. They just can't help themselves.
At least this time, Josie didn't do a cartwheel and at least this time our team wasn't winning 15-0, which actually happened last year.
The rest of the game was exciting. The opposing team would score and then our team would score and tie things up.
And then we went ahead and the other team scored again.
But then Josie's team pulled ahead...
which was a relief since the team mascot (the coach's french bulldog, Maurice) was feeling very tense about the whole situation.
Don't feel too badly for Maurice. Moments after this photo was taken, he relieved his stress by relieving himself on my foot and camera bag.
I guess SOMEONE doesn't like the paparazzi.