Eli started playing soccer when he was 2 1/2. He has just finished playing his 3rd season. It amazes me how far he's come in two years (he's #7). When he first started we would be lucky if he was out on the field for 5 minutes the entire game. Now he plays pretty much the whole game. Initially, if he fell he'd be done for the rest of the game. Now, he falls on purpose and gets right back and keeps going. He likes trying to guard the goal (even though they aren't really supposed to do this). He had a great time playing this year and is a little disappointed that he has to wait until spring to play again.
I have to add one of Hannah at the game...she's too cute to not mention :)