Today she was doing a great job getting in the mix to get the ball to the goal. Several times she kicked some strong shots (one into the arm/chest of a rival player) and another that came just short of the goal before a different rival kicked it away. Towards the end of the game there were several girls near the goal and then another strong kick from her which went straight into the goal.
It was a neat moment as she looked unsure of what to think. Grandpa, Grandma, Jeremy, Riley and I were there cheering her on. Grandpa showed up to surprise us after he'd been gone for about six weeks in TN working on their new house. It was a great way to celebrate Julia's goal.
After she kicked the goal, she came over to us. I hugged her and spun her around in my arms. When I set her down, she started to cry and had a little pouty lower lip that was trying to help keep the tears away. She wasn't sure why she was crying. It was so sweet.