Today was the first day of Kendall and Berkeley’s first season of soccer in Colorado. They do things a little differently around here:
- instead of getting a free uniform included with the registration fee, you have to go buy a $45 uniform for each player!
- instead of having K & B’s games at the same venue, I have to drive to two different places
- instead of only having a post-game snack, they also do a halftime snack (you can imagine that this change was received well!)
- instead of all ages of teams having goalies, they have “goalie-less” teams until age 7! (Berkeley was pretty excited to score a goal and Kendall said, “But it’s so much easier for her to score since there’s no goalie!”)
They both had a fun day and I had a great time watching them. I’m still not used to being at this altitude—being a mile closer to the sun means I need to be more diligent about wearing sunscreen. . . I’m a tad bit fried after being in the intense sun for two hours!
I also felt a little homesick. Soccer Saturdays in Charlotte were a lot of fun because we’ve been playing with the same people for the last few years and I definitely missed being able to chat it up with my friends. . . although I’ll probably be a lot more attentive to the games now!