Porter's coach called me on Sunday to tell me that soccer practice starts on Thursday. We registered in June, so Porter has been talking about soccer for a while now and is really excited. There is a store a few blocks from us that only sells soccer equipment, so I walked up there yesterday to buy Porter his gear. Porter was so excited to buy his cleats, shin guards, socks and ball, he wanted to put them on right when we got to the park. My first instinct was to say "no" and make him wait until Thursday to wear them, but then I realized that it was no big deal and let him put them on at the park. We kicked that ball around for a while and had a fun time. I took a picture of him when we got home and then he wanted me to take a picture of him showing his shin guards.