Our grand-boys have played Upward soccer for several years now,
but our grand-girl got in on the action this year. The boys are insistent that Pappy and Nannie be at EVERY.SINGLE.GAME. We actually missed three. Two of those we kept the baby because it was a bit too cold to for him to be outdoors. The last game Pappy attended, but Nannie was in the ER with our girl and her poor, pitiful ankle. (prayers still appreciated)
In Upward, the kids are taught so much more than just how to play the game of soccer (or basketball). They're taught respect and there's always prayer and devotions at every game. As an example, a player got hurt on our oldest grand-boys team and the coach immediately hollered to the kids "take a knee". Each of them dropped down to one knee in respect for the fallen player. I was so touched seeing all those little fellows down on one knee.
Here are a few pics of our sweet grand-kiddos at the first soccer game of the season.....
Baby boy in his fox hat made with love just for him by his Nannie!!!
Our one and only grand-girl.
Fashionista, or soccer player?
If you could watch her play, you'd pick fashionista....LOL!
The little ones are a hoot to watch.
But, isn't she beautiful?
Or, is that just a Nannie talking?
This kid is AWESOME on the soccer field.
He has already been "recruited" by a gentleman who is a pro.
But, it's not just his athletic ability.
He takes no pride in how many goals he makes
(but Pappy and Nannie do).
He doesn't care to set up the ball for another player to make the goal.
He'll give that player a "high five" to encourage him.
If somebody falls in the game, even if that player isn't on this boy's team, he'll stop and see if he's badly injured.
This sweet boy wants to be a missionary.
Oh, how this Nannie delights in this precious little soul!!!
This pic was an "accident", but I ♥ it.....
an accidental action shot!
No, you can't see our oldest grand-boy's face, but he'd like it that way.
He's always been quite the shy one. I love that he's still not too bit to sit on Pappy and Nannie's lap!
As all you grandparents reading this know,
there's absolutely NOTHING.IN.THE.WORLD that can compare to our grands!
What blessings they are!!!
Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged.
Breathing in Grace,