Soccer… or Football

Hi friends and family.  Oh and hi aunty Robyn.  I want to tell you that they call soccer football in the UAE.  My dad signed me up to play football.  There are 2 ginormous soccer fields where we live.  The grass is made of rubber and the dirt is like black plastic seeds.  There is giant lights so you can play at night.

At my first soccer practice we did an obstacle course.  It had these ladders so you had to jump like a frog.  There were poles too that made you jump like a kangaroo.  In the soccer game I fell down a couple times but I got straight back up.  I had fun with a smiling face.  This guy with shin pads fell down and said that his legs were broken.  My dad says that is an advanced soccer move.

Whenever the other team had the ball my teammates would stay behind but I would go and take it from them.  I made a great pass to my teammate.  I got a free kick ball because it went out of bounds.  We almost scored at the last second but the game ended up being a tie.  The referee was counting from 3 to 0 and when he reached 0 the game was over and it was a tie one to one.

I scored the first goal!  Then the other team scored.

Here are some pictures of me playing soccer – oh and a few pool pictures too:

3 responses to “Soccer… or Football”

  1. Way to go Jaron!!!!! You look like you were having fun and that you drank a lot of water, were you thirsty and hot? Wow that looks like a great pool, is it close to your house? I love your posts and I will try and keep up with the news from the UAE. We are all good here and getting ready to sell our home and move to Ladysmith. Uncle got his transfere papers last Monday. I guess I will be cleaning my house everyday spotless until we sell. Ya, so much fun. Miss you guys, as Julie would write MULU (it means Miss yoU Love yoU – kind of like SLY – sure love ya) Keep up the good soccer or should I say Football playing.

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    1. Congratulations on the transfer! Sounds like super fun. The pool is just down the road from our house – about a 10 minute walk. Jaron sure likes playing Football. Lilli started to just the other day. She is the only girl playing. She took a ball right in the face… poor thing. She seems to be enjoying it too – nonetheless.

      I’m sure the transfer will be excellent for you guys. Besides you are moving pros by now. I’ll be interested to hear how things go there. MULU 🙂

      Say hi to all the kids and Guff for us.

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  2. I should point out that it is not that aunty Robyn is not a friend or family just that Jaron really misses his aunty. He wanted to specifically say hello to her.

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