As soon as Bella was born, I started looking forward to the day I could put her in soccer. Growing up I was never one of those girly girls who took ballet or any other type of dance class. It was all about soccer, softball, and basketball for me (but mostly soccer). But, after seeing that Bella had an interest in ballet last year (I'm pretty sure that it was the pink leotard that caught her attention), we put her in ballet class. She loved it until her teacher moved (we miss you Kirsten!) and alas, we were with out a ballet class for the little one. But, she has been so busy with pre-school and play dates that I really didn't even pursue other classes until we found out about this little soccer league that her cousin, Ellie, was in. So, Bella had her first season of soccer this Fall and I had my first experience with being a soccer mom, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I'm not quite sure that she absolutely loved it, however I do know that she loved the pink soccer ball. And she was quite good at dribbling. I hope she will want to continue to play soccer in the future, but if she doesn't, I will try to behave and allow her to explore her own interests, rather than force mine on her.