Sunday, October 5, 2008


So, we signed Noah up for a little parent-and-me soccer class this fall in Inwood Hill Park. (originally intended to be a Saturday morning dad-and-Noah bonding effort... READ: a break for mom on Saturday mornings... however, Jon has yet to attend a class because of his ridiculous work schedule right now so, I've officially been forced into soccer mom-hood... at what I think is much too young of an age for me!)

This past week was our 2nd class and it's going really well. Noah's having a blast playing all of their really creative games (i.e. trying to get 2-year-olds to follow directions in an organized way). Games such as "make an ice cream cone", "toss the pizza", "feed cookie monster", "sit on the magic carpet", and "kick the bubbles" are some of our fav's. We also have "water breaks" about every 5 minutes and lots of "stretching" time. I'm impressed at how Noah's been able to follow directions (with LOTS of cheerleading from mom) and has only distracted his "teammates" a few times by getting them to chase him off the field!

here are a few pics:

on our way!

for some reason he was totally into posing for these shots -- hilarious!

(must be his new threads... thanks Nana!)

ready, set, go!

(learning how to wait for the whistle -- check out that stance!)

run, hop over the cone, and shoot!


water break.

disappearing through the magic tunnel...

run, sit on the ball, then score!

(they all LOVED this one... still not sure why)

feeding cookie monster!

***Jon always said that if our kids came out with my legs, they'd be soccer players for sure... guess he got his wish! Hopefully, Noah will get some height out of the deal, though!***


LeolaniNYC said...

hey, it's never to early to train! good job and i have no doubt Noah LOVES it!

geode cacher said...

What a beautiful child. And such a beautiful spot to play in. Noah looks like he's having lots of fun.

tom and cathy said...

What a cutie. He is going to be fun to watch. Love Nana

Amy said...

Noah's so cute! I need to find a soccer thing like that here. It looks awesome!

lsnarr said...

Hey Noah, you look like you have some real skills! I love the warm ups and the shades too. Beckham better watch his back.

greenpalm said...

hey there, I read your blog entry about coping with a stroller and the subway system. I'm a Texan, we do everything via car. However, I'm coming to NYC for a vacation next month. Could you give me the "stroller on a subway 411? I have three children, and I expect we are going to be doing lots of museum visit, and other site-seeing on foot. I've just got to have a stroller. I have arthritis in my spine and can't carry her in a carrier of any kind. So…what kind of stroller should I get for this trip? How do I manage it on the subway. If you are up for sharing your wisdom of experience, please email me. Julie