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PhotoHunt - sports

I had to go back in time—about 10-20 years—to find a few pictures for this week’s theme. I hope you don’t mind the poor quality of these scanned photos.

My son, Pablo, started playing soccer when he was five years old, in the youth league in Tampa. Here he is practicing his goal kick.

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And with his first soccer trophy.

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His soccer playing days ended when he got interested in music and joined the school’s symphonic and marching band. The latter became very important to him during his high school years. While it was officially an academic class, to him it was also a sport, with all the practice sessions scheduled to start at 6:00am. Here is Pablo, in 1995 (third L to R) with the saxophone section of the marching band.

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When Polaris started kindergarten in 1987, she loved to spend her recess time in the monkey bars, so we enrolled her in a gymnastics program where she had lots of fun with the beams and trampoline.

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When she turned ten she was influenced by her horse-crazy cousin and started taking English horse riding lesson. After 3-4 years of training she started participating in equestrian competitions. I was unable to find a picture of her in a dressage event—here are a couple of photos of her jumping her thoroughbred horse, Irish.

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On the cross country portion of a three-day-event in southern Arizona.

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Happy hunting and a great weekend to everyone!

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Comments (11)

It's great to see the photos of your children and their sports. Thanks for sharing these.

Pablo:

Look at that little pip squeak!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Maria, this is a fabulous collection of photos of your son and daughter involved in sports! Wonderful choices for this week's theme. And they look so adorable! These photos must bring back so many wonderful memories for you.

Thank you so much for sharing some of your family photos Maria! Have a wonderful weekend!

Eden:

Love your photos. I remember back in the days when I had three playing soccer. Of course, they played in different fields, which made this single mom so very busy. :)

Mine is finally up.

Maria,
What great photos you shared with us.I also played some soccer at the age of five.
And I know we've talked before about Irish, he is gorgeous!

These are great pictures. Thanks for sharing. You have quite the athletic family.

These are great photos! I loved seeing your kids and what a diversity of sports to be involved in! Great choice for the theme this week :)

Love seeing these photos. Looks like your kids were busy!

Maria, isn't there something a little special about those old traditional film photos? Makes me nostalgic.
Also makes me want to dig out the box I have in my closed and go through it.

nancyhol:

Maria, I bet it was fun to go back in time with your photos.

Great take on the theme!

Anne:

Maria, what wonderful photos of young Pablo and Polaris :) My M used to play soccer, but that no longer fits her cool teenage girl image! lol (No, I'm only kidding. She just didn't want to move up into the competitive level when she outgrew the elementary school age league.)

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