So we signed Yaya up for the Itty Bitty Soccer league (for three-year-olds) at the local Y and it’s been an interesting time. She had her very first soccer practise a few weeks ago:

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer05.jpg:Wearing her Tigers uniform courtesy of Aunty Yati:center:0]]

She loved the practise so much that she cried when it was over!

* Mouse over pictures for captions

Here are a few more pictures from said first practise:

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer01.jpg:Standing in a line:center:0]]

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer02.jpg:Papa, this is fun!:center:0]]

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer03.jpg:Kicking (it is football, after all):center:0]]

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer04.jpg:Getting sweaty in the sun:center:0]]

The following week, she did not want to put on her soccer clothes, so she ended up practising as a ballerina-footballer:

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer06.jpg:Tutu and shin guards:center:0]]

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer07.jpg:More standing in a line:center:0]]

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer08.jpg:No hands in football, Yaya!:center:0]]

On the morning of her first match, she refused to go because it was too cold. We were the snack parents, so Vin and Yaya drove down to the fields, handed off the snacks and came home. The next game was rained out. They scheduled a make-up game on a nice warm Thursday afternoon so we all went to play!

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer09.jpg:Papa and Yaya walking to the pitch:center:0]]

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer10.jpg:Baby football hooligan? Watch out, he might drool on you!:center:0]]

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer11.jpg:Yaya in action!:center:0]]

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer12.jpg:I need a break!:center:0]]

Yaya took a short break where she ate her snack, picked dandelions, and sat for a bit while the game went on, before she jumped back in. And then, she scored a goal!

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer13.jpg:Dribbling towards the goal:center:0]]


It was a fun afternoon. Adik had fun cheering on his sister (very drooly fun, in fact). I can’t wait for the next game!

[[image:2012-april-yayasoccer15.jpg:Happy Yaya!:center:0]]

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