Half in the meeting, the kids/teenagers were taken on a tour around that main base that we were on, showing them the library, teen center and driving past a few other things. Cassie met up with a sweet girl that sat with her family at the same table as us, and they were the same age. Instantly hit it off the two of them, so nice!
In the end of this very long day, the ones that wanted could wait for the driving license test. You have to take a theory test to pass the license. You have to have a valid American driving license and SOFA status to be able to take it in the first place. It was pretty tricky, some new rules, and distances to remember, a lot of new signs etc. 40 questions. You got 20 minutes (or was it maybe 30?) to complete the questions, and then you had to wait for a while when they checked them. In advance, you had to fill out some forms, and also sign your signature etc, there is no picture on the license, and they were already prepared. They came back with a big bunch of yellow notes, those were the ones that didn't pass, and a much thinner bunch of the white laminated cards for the ones that had passed. He started to read out the names in alphabetical order of the ones that had passed, and with us being in the end of the alphabet, it was a nervous waiting. He had only a two cards left it looked like, (I stared at that bunch in his hand sitting in the first row) and then he called out my husband's name! Great, he had to pass as he has to drive for work, and that was all that mattered in this moment, and when I congratulated him, I almost overheard the name on the last card - MINE! Wohoo, we both passed!!
One thing to check off the list! You have to have a valid license to even buy a car, so with that, we now could start planning this next step, buying a car here. More about that later.
When I picked the kids up from daycare, they had had so much fun and didn't want to go home, so that was nice to see, as they were so hesitant to go there in the morning.
Isabella was playing grocery store with a girl, but came running when she saw me so no picture of her playing.