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.

7 comments:

Naihe Family said...

That is awesome you got to meet her, and she was so nice!!!! I can't believe Brooke is in soccer. Such a big girl. I know your kids enjoy it. I bet Reed is doing awesome in soccer too. We miss you guys!!! Mychaila even asked about ya'll the other day.

Kahilau said...

Molly,
I had no idea you had a blog. How fun! CONGRATS on another addition to the family. You guys are amazing! How much fun will another little girl be? we are so excited for you. It's going to be really great to be able to keep in touch this way. Love you guys,
Kahi

Keli'i and Megan said...

Hey Molly! Blog surfing and found you guys! So cute how Aiken and Eli are such great friends at school...we'll definitely have to get them together out of it. Hope all is well and that you're feeling good...not too tired from the growing alien!

Elizabeth said...

Look how big and cute Brooklyn is!!! We need to see pictures of everyone!!!

Stephanie said...

That is so nice of Natasha to take the time for a pic with Brooklyn. Nice to know a local girl didn't let the "stardom" get to her head. Brookie looks so happy playing soccer. This is a great blog, Molly. Keep it up!

Lindsay said...

That is so cool! I can't wait to see her play! We need to come visit.

ash and jay said...

Wow....Brooklyn's such a big girl now!