Kevin has been feeling stronger each and every day. He has a lot of life in his voice that I've not heard for a very long time. He's been lobbying since Monday to go back to school. Rachel and I discussed it this morning, and as long as it's ok with his teacher we're going to have him start tomorrow morning. It's a great sign overall that Kevin's tired of staying home doing nothing all day. It was good for him to have that 10 days of sleeping in, but his friends are at school all day, so it's just him mom and Jake. He has his fall festival (fair) this friday. We're all looking forward to this event. We also are going to the Apple Orchard/cider Mill this Sunday as an outing for his Cub Scouts. One thing we'll need to work on is bed time, now that he's going back to school. I can't speak for Rachel, but I've been a little more lenient with him especially if he's watching a movie. He's been reading quite well, and his math seems pretty good as well. His writting has absolutely taken the biggest hit from this ordeal. We're not certain if it's from the surgery, radiation, or chemo but it's a source of frustration for him. He's actually writting at a lower level then he was in the beginning of second grade. We'll get him all the help he needs to improve. In the grand scheme of things we can handle accademic issues with not a lot of worry. Dealing with these issues seem small now in comparison to what we've had to deal with this past 9 months. We feel very blessed to have him here, with no evidense of tumor left. We know he's not out of the woods for a few years, but I choose to be positive and optimistic. In closing, we still think about those we left behind at St. Jude, every day.