Lisa, Jake (plus a friend), Isabella (plus a friend), Sophia, Gabi and I attended a TobyMac concert last night. Lydia stayed home to babysit Luke and Eli. We were treated to a hard rock opening act called Skillet. Between songs they had a good message, but the music was a little hard for all of us. TobyMac was great! He had a great message, the music was great, and the concert was entertaining. Afterward we went to Broadway Pizza. It was a nice night.
Today (Sunday) was an unusual day – we had no commitments!!!! No games, no one to see, no where to go. It was awesome to have a free day. I DVR’d the Buckeye vs. Penn State game and we watched it this afternoon. For 24 hours I stayed away from the TV, Facebook, the radio – everything - so that I wouldn’t know the results. Then we watched the Buckeyes win today!!
Basketball for the kids is about to start full swing. Isabella has already begun, playing on a new travel team that will be very good. She is getting better each year, and we can already see her playing with greater confidence this season. Bella plays in a tournament next weekend.
High School basketball will start in one week, and the early appearance is that Jake will be playing (maybe starting) on the varsity team (he is a sophomore). We’ll see. He is the only sophomore to be asked to play with the varsity team in a pre-season league. The first varsity game will be on December 2nd.
Luke will also be playing basketball this winter. Sophia will be involved in 4H. We have worked out an arrangement to lease another horse for the upcoming 4H season.
All the kids are growing-up so fast. Eli is getting big! I would love to slow down time with him. I love his age right now! All the kids (except maybe Lydia) are doing well in school.
Oh yeah – I almost forgot. We let Lydia get a dog. It is a great dog so far. He is very cute and tiny. He is so small he looks more like a kitten than a dog. The kids are having a great time with “Leo.”
Luke – 7 years old: Lisa was checking Luke’s teeth after he said he did a good job brushing. Lisa scraped off a little “scum” from his front tooth. She asked, “If you did a good job, why am I able to get this off your tooth?” Luke replied, “I don’t know. It’s hard to get everything off these ones. They are BIG!”