Here is Matthew at his first practice with pads! He had some equipment malfunctions (upside down knee pads), but Uncle Lee (aka Coach Lee) got him straightened out and ready to go out. I think it took him some getting used to running around in all that gear, but he did a pretty good job.
I don't know what happened to my little pea pod nephew.... he is growing up, I guess (Aunt wipes a tear from eye)
Here is Uncle Lee doing some coaching (Matthew is in the red jersey)