4.03.2011

soccer

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nash had his first soccer game on saturday! i was worried about how the game would go since he missed his first two practices, but he caught on pretty quickly. probably because he has such a great dad. steve has been practicing with him at the park explaining how the game works. otherwise i'm sure he'd have been scoring goals for the other team. he still had a few issues like fighting for the ball when his own teammate had it, complaining that everyone else was so fast (even though the other team was comprised of 3-year-olds), and when it was his turn for the kick-off he kicked too high, sort of slid over and then fell on top of the ball (which was hilarious). but then he scored a goal and made up for it + gained some confidence! he was pretty proud of himself. so proud that he keeps asking me if he can earn prizes for being good at soccer. he got a new soccer ball and sack pack for the bowling game today and thinks that it was directly related to him scoring a goal. i think he should feel pretty great just for making his mama so proud ;) although he does need some cleats...see those rainbow shoes? that's how i spotted him on the field!

in other news: bevie got a great job offer here in las begas!!! we've got a few weeks to mull it over and see what other offers might come his way, but it's such a relief to know that we'll be employed once his clerkship is over. (because i know some are wondering how we feel about staying here: las vegas has been surprisingly great so far and we're totally fine with the idea of being here for a while.)

i'm so proud of my dudes!

update: make that two offers! another one came this morning!

9 comments:

buddens said...

congrats on the job offer! i'm sure that's a huge relief. g had her first soccer game and missed her practice as well! no scoring for the other team - phew! i love nash's shoes.

Emily said...

I was SO excited when Nash scored his goal, and it was so cute how E went over and gave him a pat on the back. They're such good buds you guys have to stay!!!

naomi said...

Nicely done, Steve! So you might become a Vegas family, eh? Who'd have thought!!

AlexisTexas said...

hooray! Sorry we contributed to the soccer hooky...
congratulations to a las baygus life! at least for a while, right?
we'll definitely be back to visit soon and join the party...and finally get some frrrozen hot chocolate.
and congratulations to the rainbow-shoed boy. miss you all.

Harris Family said...

Im so glad you have some job offers!! Vegas is fun- Im liking AZ more than I thought I would too. I hope you guys stay.

Love the oranges- doesn't every kid remember oranges and soccer how fun! I cant wait to start james he has to be 5 here. Rob plays on a team here- lots of gatorade and bloody knees!

Happy for you guys!

Laura CaƱate said...

congrats stevie bevie! Nash is a a natural! Go Andersons!

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

congrats on all counts!

bulkleybunch said...

yay fen!!! that's awesome. congrats. and yay mashy bay! love you guys! xo

Charlotte and Dugan Frehner said...

It is so fun to see children growing up and learning. Your little guy Nash is so cute. I am excited that you at least have a job offer very exiting. As for living in Vegas. When Dugan and I lived there I actually really enjoyed it too.