Aria just finished Kindergarten and is enjoying summer break. Tara signed her up for swimming lessons at Park Forest Pool, which Aria really enjoys.
Scott and Annette moving to Boston
My sister Annette and her family came to visit on their way to their new stomping grounds. Scott just finished up his residency in radiology in Syracuse, NY and is about to begin a fellowship out at Boston Children's Hospital. Since they'll have to downsize their living space for a few years, they dropped off their beloved piano for safe keeping at our place while they're out there.
Dwight and Whitney kept Aria and Zade quite entertained for the couple days they were here. The weather was nice and warm, so the kids played out in the pool in the back and on the slip-in-slide.
In an effort to help the children develop a greater appreciation for where food actually comes from, Tara took the kids out to a U-Pick farm to gather some strawberries. Aria and Zade saw it as a treasure hunt, and had a good time. Ryzen however made things challenging, because after he tried a strawberry, he became insistent that he eat them all, and began gobbling them up recklessly.
I got an email yesterday informing me that my politics and taxes paper was just accepted for publication at Strategic Management Journal. I am pretty excited, since I and my co-authors put a lot of work into this paper. It also it represents my first academic publication.