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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Graduate

Last week my oldest grandson did us all proud and graduated from primary school, Grade 8.

Dylan, like his brother and sister is an excellent student. He has always brought home a report card of which he could be proud. Outside of school , he is active in several sports : hockey, soccer, football, competitive swimming to name a few. As well, he has some interest in music, playing the keyboard and drums. What makes him most endearing is that he is a lovely, well adjusted person. In short, he is a wonderful grandson, son and brother, of whom we are all justifiably proud, a well rounded kid.

Dylan aspires to become a veterinarian. He has four years to consider this dream or find another. Whatever he settles on in life I am sure he will accomplish much and share much with those around him.

The entrance to the school. Dylan , Olivia and Travis all go to this public language school French school. Their high achievement at school is more remarkable to me because French is not their first language. How envious I am!

The happy boy on the happy day. I like that he is wearing the T shirt I brought him from Belgium with all the varieties of beer on the front.

Olivia and Dylan mugging for the photo

Dylan with is grandpa, one for the photo album.

Just before the big moment, pleased with himself and mildly amused with it all.

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At 2:09 p.m., Blogger Sissy said...

He is very handsome and I would have taken him for a senior in high school; so mature looking. I certainly understand your being a proud grandpa.

At 9:29 p.m., Blogger Clare said...

Aren't grandkids just the best? You have every right to be proud!

At 6:50 a.m., Blogger Peggy said...

Very handsome lad and what a smart one too! Congrats grandpa

At 7:45 a.m., Blogger KGMom said...

Wow--is he really taller than you?
Oh, life's milestones and celebrations thereof are wonderful.
Congrats to all--to Dylan, to his parents, to you.

At 10:55 a.m., Blogger Gattina said...

Congratulations, you can be proud of your grandson ! I just learned yesterday that I will become a grandma end November and now I know it will be a boy !
Thanks for your birthday wishes !

At 6:00 p.m., Blogger Ginnie said...

Ah, to be that age with it all ahead of you! All the best to him.

At 8:51 p.m., Blogger Rachel said...

He is quite the handsome young man! Congratulations to him and it sounds like he will have a bright future! As someone else said, he looks older!

At 5:45 p.m., Blogger possum said...

Quite the handsome lad! Guess it gets that from the old geezer with the beard, eh?
sorry, could not resist...

At 6:28 p.m., Blogger amelia said...

What an achievement and in a French school to boot!!

Good looking kid, like his Grandpa!!

At 9:51 a.m., OpenID goodnightgram said...

Congratulations to your grandson. What fun for you to celebrate this milestone with him! All the best to him as he moves on.

At 4:15 p.m., Anonymous daffy said...

Fantastic photos Philip! You certainly have every right to be a proper pround Grandpa! You are lookin' pretty cool too! x

At 7:10 p.m., Blogger judie said...

Handsome family you have there, grandpa. I think they get it from you. Oh garsh!


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