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Lacrosse!

Marie has introduced our family to the sport of lacrosse this spring season.

When her select soccer team didn't "make" this spring (not enough families to commit) Tom found some information on a lacrosse club for 5th - 8th graders and Marie decided to give it a try.
She's already had one away game that Tom took her to but Saturday it was a home game (!!!) which happened to be at the same time and same place as Thomas's soccer game so we just walked back-and-forth between the two games.
Luckily we were there for this:
Marie has the ball here. . .leading the pack!  And YES, SHE SCORED!!!  It was really exciting. . .even though we know next-to-nothing about the sport, we know scoring is a big deal :)
 Marie is #31 standing in the back. . .all the action is at the net. . .Marie is standing here explaining to me as I type that there are lines on the field that certain positions can't cross certain lines (she was on defense there and couldn't cross the restraining line), the goalie is the only one allowed in the crease (?). . .lots to learn!

She said she would like the sport a lot more if they could play like the boys, who are much, much more aggressive.  They have to wear helmets!  We'll go with the eye protection and the mouth guard, thankyouverymuch.
We finally wrapped up at the fields a little after one. . .not too bad.  And beautiful, sunny, warm March weather to boot!  It's going to be a GREAT April :)

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