We have found out that intensity is something Claire does not lack in her new-found soccer interest.

Let’s just take a look at that expression on her face a little closer:
There we go. That’s a girl with her heart in the game 🙂

Here are some more pictures to further illustrate my point:

Don’t even try locking her out…

You’ve got to love the tongue-roll:

This was her shot that made a goal right at the buzzer:
I was too busy cheering with my heart melting to capture her tiptoe-backward-walk victory dance Dave taught her before the game. But believe me, it was pretty darn cute.
Love this team and my friend who is the coach.
And Claire loves having so many friends on the team.

It’s gonna be a fun season.

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  1. Very nice! By the way…did you know it actually helps kids run faster if they have their tongue sticking out, it's one better if it's sticking out and on the side. Very cute:=)

  2. LOVE it! I wish my little girl loved soccer this much! We spent the past two years with her crying by the sidelines about how she can never seem to get a chance to kick that ball. Might have something to do with the fact that she slowly walks ten yards behind the rest of the kids 🙂

  3. Oh gee. You caught some of the best expressions.

    The ones at the beginning shows she goes from 0 to 60 in no time and then the one at the end with her friend shows she goes from 60-0 with the same fervor.

    Great, great shots.

  4. Charlie says:

    claire is awesome. I think she is the best player on her team. i wish i was that good. i'm going to try to play like that on my next game.

    Last night during dinner Charlie said that he wanted to marry claire. I explained that you can't marry your cousin. Now that he's seen this he's extra bummed at that rule!

    He's going to be calling her soon for some tips.

  5. She couldn't be any cuter!!! Love it that she gives it her all and then some!!! You got some amazing shots!!!
    And can I just say that her team got the best colors!!!!

  6. I love it how our game of football (soccer) has taken off in the US:)

    Great pix of Claire. Can't believe how much she looks like Elle!!!

    Claire is so cute & pretty & really photogenic:)

    Have your children started supporting any Soccer teams yet? I think they have a few now, such as the one David Beckham was in.

    In my area it's the Royals. (Reading – your sister, Charity, will love that!!!)

  7. This is my DREAM!-For my daughter to love soccer as much as I do! I will be terrified the second we put her on a team, if, by some chance, she hates it. I will probably cry! Claire is a sweetie!

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