News From the North
This has been sleepover weekend. Some of our children slept at friends’ homes, and other friends slept over here. We just traded kids! Those who were home today went with us to church. It’s easier to find 5 open seats, than to try to find 8 (Eli goes to children’s church). After church we went to Culver’s to eat. Then it’s been a quiet, but productive day at home.
This coming week … more basketball. Jake has three varsity games, Isabella has a tournament on Saturday, and Luke has a game on Saturday morning. Both Lisa and I love to watch our children play sports. There is something so enjoyable about watching your kids do something they love – and doing it well.
Jake has been invited, and has accepted, to join an elite AAU team this spring (MN Comets). The team will be traveling to Chicago, Kansas City, Las Vegas and several other cities. They play a total of 10 tournaments and according to parents whose boys have played on this team in the past – they do get exposure to college scouts. Jake is excited about that. He really hopes to play basketball in college.
Tomorrow I go to a college Financial Aid Meeting with Lydia. Lydia does not have her plans for next year sealed-up, but she will go to Zimmerman High School the remainder of the year and finish the requirements needed to get her diploma. She started this year taking PSEO classes at a local community college. Mid-way through the semester she dropped every class. That put her high school graduation in question. She has since developed a plan with her counselor that should get her there as long as she delivers on the grades. The new semester starts tomorrow, so Lydia will begin to attend the entire school day, which she hasn’t had to do for a while.
Last week Isabella signed up for high school classes. The kids are growing up too fast! Isabella could begin driving with a Learner’s Permit in 5 months! That is so scary! First because my little girl is growing up so fast, and second, because Bella would never be able to find her way home. If she is riding with a friend and their parents, she cannot tell them how to get to her house. She does not know her way home! I have two driving kids already, and it seems too soon to add a third.