Beatrix was getting pretty bored with her at-school soccer program. I don't think they did much more than kick a ball around the gym. So, we signed her up for Chesterfield United's U-5 rec league soccer.

This is, of course, her first time on a "real" soccer team. But at her first practice this week she jumped right in and was running and kicking with the best of them.

Sure, there are only five kids on her team and they only practice for an hour a week but she's got cleats and a jersey and everything so it's the real deal.

I took a ton of photos at practice but I was able to narrow it down to twelve good ones and I'll put them in a gallery so I don't completely fill the front page of the website with them...