Sunday, September 20, 2009

Zachary's big day....

Yesterday was a big day! Zachary put on his uniform and walked onto the football field for the first time, ever. It was so much fun and too cute for words. The kids play 5 on 5 flag football for about an hour, and it's funny. At the 3 and 4 year old level there are only two teams, so we'll play the same 5 kids for the next eight weeks. Zachary is, by far, the smallest kid on the team, but he had fun! I picked a few of my favorite shots and put them up for the grandparents to see! 
This first shot is from their practice time before the game. They got to meet their other teammates and their coach for the first time. 
Hey, at least he's not picking flowers! 

Seeing Zachary out there on the field was so much fun, and it brought back so many memories from my childhood. I remember my little brother's first flag football game like it was yesterday and then my mind races with the memories that followed. All the homecoming games, touchdowns, blanket toting up the bleachers, heartbreaking losses, gut-wrenching injuries. It's all so clear. 

I know that this is just the beginning for Zachary. Maybe he'll stick with football, and maybe not. But regardless, it has begun. My little boy is growing up and making memories that will last a lifetime. He may forget his first game, but I never will. 

I love you Zachary and I'm so proud to be your Mommy. 

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