Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Still Here, Update for May 2007

I apologize for all of you who have faithfully checked on the blog and how we are doing. We are doing great. Emma has started walking in the last 3 weeks. She is now doing laps around the house.

Since you last heard from us many things have changed, most notably Jill is back to work and has spent less time blogging, obviously. She has spent most of her free time, when she gets it chasing Emma around, and attending Jake's baseball games and practices which are about 2-4 nights a week and some weekends. Now that all of the reality shows are over she may have more time to blog.

Scott has changed jobs. He was laid off from Pfizer, after 6 years, on March 20, 2007 after they went through some downsizing. It looks as if it was a blessing in disguise. He is now working for Bristol-Myers Squibb, another large pharmaceutical company. He still sells cardiovascular medicine. Also, he recently completed the coursework to be a licensed real estate agent in the state of Kansas. So anyone needing some help buying or selling their house let him know.

Jake had a great school year and really misses his teacher Ms. Cannady. He had such a good time and is very proud of his reading progress. He will read just about anything. He even read a few chapters of Harry Potter before realizing he wouldn't probably finish it before the end of school and thus not get any points toward his reading goal. Points-wise he read three times the books that he did last year. We are so proud of him and glad he enjoys reading all kinds of things. He finished the school year last Thursday, May 24 and already misses his friends and the routine of school. He will be attending summer school in the mornings in June. The focus is on art and foreign language development and then will go to the Maize Rec summer program where his summer school teachers from last year are counselors.

Baseball season is going very nicely for Jake, when we aren't getting rained out. He has pitched a few times and has had some success. He continues to throw strikes and stay positive. He really likes pitching. We probably play catch at least 8 days a week, but he loves it and is getting stronger and stronger everyday. He is just starting to come into his own with his hitting. It seems to be a confidence thing and he is much more confident lately. We are very proud of how he is doing in everything except his ability to pick up after himself. I just hope it is that age.

Emma has adjusted well to Treehouse Learning Center where she attends daily. She has some great teachers and she is learning some sign language to go with all the other words she is using. She does have her moments and still holds her breathe when she is not happy. For the first time, she passed out while doing it. She was fine and no worse for the wear.

Lastly, after trying to get Emma to sit on the handle bars of the jet ski with no luck, we decided it was time to get a boat. We purchased a 19 foot Rinker bowrider over the Memorial Day weekend. We hope to hit the lake this weekend.

I hope this gets everyone up to speed on our amazing race through life, full speed ahead. We will gets some pictures posted in the near future.

Don't forget you are all welcome to drop by for a cold drink anytime. Have a great summer.

Scott, Jill, Jake and Emma

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