Both Erin & Brett played soccer as little kids, and oh my that is the cutest thing to see young children chasing a ball on a half field. Brett was the one to stick with the sport throughout the years and now he’s a junior in high school and playing for both the school and a club team. He’s the one in the background of all of these pictures… he was playing with an torn Latissimus Dorsi (the big middle side back muscle thnig-a-ma-jig) so was not 100%, he is forever tearing, ripping, bruising and doing something to himself.
The rest of the pictures are here and they are really great… as soon as they hit high school the game becomes intensely competitive, not to mention they all become “men” out there on the field. As a group of them run by it sounds like a herd of buffalo stampeding – and that is not an exaggeration!
UNC – Carolina blue is a popular school color choice out here and I never miss a chance to tease him about looking like a gang of Smurfs!
Brett was always on the slight side, skinnier than a string bean and shorter than most of the kids on the team. This past year though he grew by leaps and bounds, broke our bank with the amount of food he continues to eat, and became a man right right in front of our eyes. His voice changed, he passed me in height – leaving me the shortest in the family, and his whole body morphed into something so different than what he was, if you weren’t there to see it, you would have never believed it possible.
Gone forever are these carefree days of (mostly) free soccer games, co-ed teams and an injury free aftermath…