These were all taken surrounding Liam’s first Spring Season game on March 10th.

Getting ready to head out:

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Gran was on hand to watch Liam and wrangle Paige — which is the only reason I was able to take pictures at all.

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Getting suited up:

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Are these two related, or what?

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Paige was *not* in the mood to sit still (or do any one thing for more than 2 consecutive seconds…):

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She almost looks like she’s in one of those superimposed pictures of a person in front of a backdrop.

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Showing off his new jersey.  Go Team Holland!

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Looking out for Baby Sister:

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Warming up:

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I think this is the most enthusiasm I’ve seen out of him all season:

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Too bad the game hadn’t started yet…

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Huddling up with Coach Matt:

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Wrangling Paige:

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Gooooooo Holland!

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Lining up (and getting a little last minute instruction…most notably which direction to run):

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Aaaaaaannnnnnnd cue Liam completely shutting down during the game.

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This is the point at which Liam ended up going back to the car in the middle of the game with Gran and Paige.  This is Paige expressing her feelings about that turn of events:

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Things have gotten progressively better with every game this season (in terms of Liam not giving up, that is).  We have told Liam many, many times that all we expect of him is that he give it his best and have a good attitude.  Some days are better than others.  I’m not sure we’ll be doing this again come Fall…