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.
And with his first soccer trophy.
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.
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.
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.
On the cross country portion of a three-day-event in southern Arizona.