This morning Kate (center) was in the best form I have seen her all year.

She pursued the ball relentlessly and played with passion.

She scored twice, and just missed on two more.

But the best part about it isn’t just that she scores the goals.  The best part is that she just plays full out and has a real joy for running and playing games that is just fun and magical to watch.

We’ll certainly encourage it — sports were such a joy (mostly) for me and my sisters when we were kids.

And I want it to be the same for ours.  Plus, we live in such a fantastic state for weather that sports is not only big time, it’s all year around.

Just one more game left for this fall season, but who knows, come January she might be playing winter soccer.