Our first event was Gavin's soccer game. But before the actual game began, I caught Mark holding grandson Titus and a soccer ball.
This game involved Titus' big brother, Gavin, who's seen here going for the ball.
Again, Gavin takes the lead moving the ball with both teammates and opponents in pursuit.
Gavin focuses intently on watching the ball, while one following teammate closes his eyes and another looks in a direction away from the ball.
After Gavin's soccer game, we headed across town to catch Landen's flag football game. Landen is five and has just begun kindergarten; this was his second flag football game. Here is is trying to figure out how to comfortably insert the required guard into his mouth.
Landen wasn't the only youngster that seemed preoccupied with the fitting the mouth guard.
Is this how it goes? Gag.
Or is this better?
With mouth guard more or less under control, Landen romps off with the football tucked under his arm. Another player is in hot pursuit of Landen's flag.
Here Landen, obviously the smallest boy, prepares to receive the ball while the others seem to lack concentration of the play at hand. They are only kindergarteners and first graders, after all! And what do I know about football? He does look like he's having some fun.
One more big smile for Aunt Karen, Landen?
Payton plays on a travel team and the level of skill and athleticism is apparent right away.
The high level of interest and concentration is evident with all girls focused on the ball.
And the reunion? It was a blast!