Last Wednesday Zoe and I attended an awards ceremony for our grandson Mike. He is leaving the second grade and this was his last day of school.
His mom, Katie, said he was going to get some kind of award but she didn't know what. It turns out that there is a state-wide athletic test and Mike scored the highest in the school. He was in the 96th percentile in Washington State. Mike went to the South Whidbey Primary School, which is Kindergarden, 1st, and 2nd grades. His mom, as well as aunt and uncle, also went to this school. Next year he will be in the Intermediate School for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.
After the awards ceremony we took him out to lunch at his favorite restaurant: Mike's Place. He had his favorite: grilled cheese sandwich. We are proud of him. More pictures here.
Thursday we went down to Tacoma to visit Zoe's mom, Gerry. It was her 84th birthday. Kim made a birthday cake for us to take down. The caregivers on her ward taped a piece of paper on her that said "It's Gerry's Birthday!" They also bought a card and had it in her room. The people there really do care for her. That morning Zoe received a call from and old friend of Gerry's. Poppy had been Gerry's best friend since High School. We called Poppy up from the hospital so she could talk to Gerry. It's hard to tell, with Gerry's Alzheimer's, just how much she understood but I think that she was beginning to realize who it was. Gerry's nose looked great. (She fell and broke it about a month ago.) Gerry was in a good mood and a good time was had by all.