This is Jacob. He goes to Jordan's school and they met last year in their class. They were also on the same soccer team for the last two seasons. Jacob's dad and Jason have grown to be friends during the soccer games, so they will text from time to time and we always stood by him at the games. We actually were starting to be friends with everyone on Jordan's soccer team.
For some reason, Jordan's mom decided to move him to a different team this year. We still don't really understand why, but Jordan was pretty sad about it. The new team he is on has played together for a while and he doesn't have any friends on the team yet. So, it's hard when we go to the fields and Jordan is like, "There are the Strikers!" and he wants to go see friends he used to play with.
But, anyway, Jason tries as hard as he can to stay up on the things that are going on in the kids' lives, so it is not always easy for him when things change and he has no control over it. But even though Jordan and Jacob don't play soccer anymore, Jason still talks to Jacob's dad and we will still watch Jacob play soccer when we can. This week, we had talked to Jake's dad about something called Friday Night Live at their school. They can go and dance at the gym on Fridays. (Are they really old enough for that yet??? NOOO!!!)
**Just a little sidebar - I remember Friday Night Live in Grand Prairie at Lifetime Fitness. 90210 was all the rage my 5th grade year and I remember wearing my long sleeve black blouse with the see through sleeves and jewel button covers. Ah, memories.
Jake and Jordan had talked about going and possibly spending the night with each other, but they weren't having it this weekend, so Jason asked Jake's dad if he could just spend the night with us instead. Of course, they said yes, so Jason picked Jake and Jordan up after soccer practice and we planned on taking them both to their game on Saturday morning.
They came over and let me just tell you - all 9 year old boys are the same. Period. Kind of awkward, old enough to be very independent but not old enough to have much freedom, know it alls. They were both so sweet and so well behaved, but if you have a 9 year old, just know, it's not just yours.
Jake was absolutely wonderful - they played Wii in Jordan's room all night long. The next morning, they planned on playing outside but spend more time dressing up to go play outside than actually playing outside.
I took this picture of them at the fields. Ah, boys,. They did make us laugh on the way over to the game when they were dancing in the backseat of the car!
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