We are gearing up for a weekend filled with soccer... 8 games to be exact.
Luckily, the girls' soccer club is hosting the tournament, so we will not have to spend anymore of our vacation budget on travel expenses.
Yeah, earlier this month Steve & Reilly spent a week in Kansas for Softball Nationals and then Reilly and I spent a weekend in KC for her first soccer tournament of the season. You know, it's pretty dang hard paying for a hotel room that is not on the beach.
Anyway, this was a rough tournament. There was a lot of pushing, tripping, holding... the refs pretty much allowed it all. Usually, I don't mind rough play as long as calls are consistent with both teams, but I've never seen anything quite like this, and I've been watching for quite a few years. Luckily, Reilly made it through with only a bruise...
a big "hulking" (quoting Sydney's favorite adjective from the third grade) one, don't you think???
I was proud of the girls, though. They placed 3rd out of 5 teams... we should have probably placed 2nd, but that's another story.
Here's some photos of Reilly and the brutes (heh heh)...