We are not what you would call 'sports fans' in the Bell House. Don't get me wrong, Hubby and I both played sports growing up and I would still love to have the time to play tennis a few days a week. Basically, we don't like to sit and watch sports, we want to be outside playing them. So, this year we (I) were excited to sign Boy #1 up for soccer!  Yay, let the transformation to suburban soccer mom with a mini-van reach it's completion!

I was up bright and early this morning to down a cup of coffee and get everyone else up and ready to leave the house at 7:15am for his first game. Here's how things went:
7:40-arrive at field
7:45-get upset bc his shoes were getting wet in the grass
7:50-get upset bc he doesn't want to warm up and his ball is dirty from the grass and dew
8:00-still upset and crying, doesn't want to play in the game
8:15-decides to play, promptly gets bonked in the head, dissolves into tears

...and on, and on, and on until it was time to leave. Luckily his coach is super sweet and understanding. Poor kid, sometimes I forget that it must be hard to be 3.

Anyway, all this got me thinking about sports, then cookies and how nice it is that a lot of sports use balls, which are usually (looking at you rugby and football!) round, and easy to make into cookies. My mind always comes back to cookies, y'all.

These are great for team parties. Especially if each player and coach gets one with his or her name on a cookies. These were for an end of season party for a friend's son's team.
Soccer ball
These soccer balls were actually for a friend that loves soccer and had recently had a baby. But, again, would be fun for an end of the season party.
Volleyballs with mascot
Or, if you have an actual team or school mascot (instead of a random name chosen by a group of 3 year olds), it can be incorporated in the cookie design as well.

If you have a kid in sports keep me in mind for the end of season party! And in the mean time, say a little prayer than next week's soccer game has a few less tears and a little more fun.

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