Friday, August 19, 2011

Soccer Star

Sophia is definitely my athlete.

If finding her on top of the refrigerator at the age of 18 months didn't clue me in, the fact that she is the only one of my girls (so far) to ever show even a minute interest in team sports should.

She's still as girlie as a girl could be, as evidenced by the bright orange ring she has on one of her fingers while playing, the pink hair bow, and the sparkly purple soccer ball she chose at the store (at least it's obvious which one is ours).

I missed her first game because I was out in Utah, but Joel sent some video to my phone. I got it while we were hiking up to the "Y" and we all sat down to take a breather and watch Sophia score about 4 goals in the course of the 2 minute video.

 Joel said that for her first water break, she came running up to him and yelled, "I want my team to WIN!" with an intensity that really shouldn't have surprised him, but did anyway.

At her game this past weekend, I sure noticed that she kept her eye on her coach during every water break, just waiting for the signal to get back out there and play.

 She absolutely loves playing, that's for sure! And I hope that maybe the child will run some of her energy off every Saturday morning. That will be pretty good, too.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. My daughter, Kendra, loved to play soccer, but she still loved her American Girl dolls. Your girls remind me a lot of her when she was younger.

    I know you know this, but they grow up so fast :(

  2. I love her pose in that first picture!

  3. You got your boy.
    Her name is Sophia. :D

  4. Love her! A girl after my own heart.

  5. I love her style! And she has the best hair ever!

  6. She is such a pretty girl - and how awesome that she loves soccer so much!!!
    I bet it was fun to watch the video while climbing up to the "Y".

  7. What a cutie! Really. She is adorable. And how fun to have an athlete in the family! I always wanted to be an athlete, but it isn't in the stars for me. Sigh.