(isn't Mia Hamm that girl soccer star? hope so.) So, Ella is playing soccer now. She loves it and it's definitely fun to watch. We really don't know anything about soccer and weren't going to let her play, but she was pretty persistent with the begging, so why not? She's having a great time and it's definitely good exercise and I think it will help her with her coordination. She got on the same team as a few of the kids from her baseball team, she loves that. And, of course, that means Evan has her friend, Sophie, to hang out with and be TOO COOL for words. Some of you may not know this, but when you turn 8, you become smarter than your parents and also very cool. She loves the whole social aspect of Ella's soccer and I'm glad. With school and all, it's a nice little something for them to look forward to. And don't worry, Ella is not our only athlete child. Evan is going to be playing basketball this year. That is sure to be fun and bring lots of pictures and videos. hrk When the game is over, the parents make a tunnel and the kids run through it. This is, hands down, their favorite part of the game!!!