Monday, September 8, 2008

Brooklyn and the Gold Medalist!

Saturday is now soccer day at the Tanuvasas. I am coaching Brooklyn's team and Reedy is also on a team. We also have my nephew Stephen who plays, so we spend all morning at the soccer fields. This past Saturday was especially exciting because Natasha Kai was there. Natasha played on the 2008 US Women's Soccer team which took the gold! She grew up in our area and is a local celebrity. Brooklyn was amazed to see a girl who grew up in such a small town and was able to make it all the way to the olypmics. I walked up to Natasha and asked her if she would take a picture with Brookie. She was so nice about it and told Brookie to do her shaka for the camera...but in true Brooklyn fashion she did her rock star hand instead. Natasha loved it! It's so nice to see that someone who is a professional soccer player and now a gold medalist is still willing to take the time out to inspire a little girl! Brooklyn has decided that when she grows up she wants to be an olympian just like Natasha.