Sep 25, 2008

Extreme Triplet Soccer


During our first several months home with the boys we often heard, as part of the general triplet exclamations from the public, You got your own basketball team! Three boys, sure, we have a team. Come on, they are black, so of course they will be good at basketball. Yeah, sure. I used to laugh and say to Jerry, they'll stop saying it if Sira and Bereket don't grow. Well, they are growing, just not much. I know Tsega looks big and bulked he is, but he is smack in the middle average for height. So maybe NBA is not in our future.

I never aspired to be a soccer mom, although watching your kids kick around a ball is pretty exhilarating (although I still hope they will all grow up to be excellent tap dancers too). I mean, I even curled my lip up at a particular used minivan we browsed mainly because of the soccer mom decal on it.

Anyway, watch the triplets play their version of extreme soccer, complete with spirited happy dances at the end. (That's Sira in the overall shorts.) Maybe being a soccer mom is not so bad. Did I just say that . . . ?

12 comments:

Mom to 2 Angels said...

So cute!

Cindy said...

Adorable boys!

Sarah said...

fantastic.

tmcs said...

Your best video yet!!
Tanya

Kate said...

Now you just have to figure out how to get them all to the world cup in South Africa in 2010!

The Six of Us said...

THat is awesome! I just love the way you let those boys grow up...mud and wrestling.

Shari said...

I just found your blog! Your babies are absolutely adorable! I have three boys and they keep me running! I can't imagine them all the same age! It must be so fun! Thank you for sharing so we can see how these precious babies abroad need homes, too! :o)

Kerry and Tom said...

that is my boys fav game to play. with my twins and your triplets we would almost have the team

Emily B. said...

What's that over used quote I'm thinking of? "You can take the boys out of Ethiopia and put them on a farm but you can take the Ethiopia out of the boys?" (or something like that). Soccer is in the blood :)

Too cute!
Emily

ethiograndma said...

Emily B. is right, it must be in the blood...saw some pretty good kicks & I know for sure they haven't watched any soccer games so it just came naturally!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh... they are so incredibly adorable... great previous pics too... you could retire if they make it big in Soccer... they could be like Beckham... hehe...

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