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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.

Friday, June 28, 2013

 Proud Once Again

The third and last of my grandchildren graduated from elementary school yesterday.  Travis makes us all proud by being an excellent student, as well as a lovely person, just as his older brother, Dillon and sister Olivia have are.  All three have also been involved a sports over the years.  Travis is a great reader and this year joined a cadet corp and plays a drum in their band. He is also interested in magic and likes to put on small magic shows to amuse us.

Travis won awards for top marks in math, computer, english and french.  If you were going to excel in anything these four subjects are important ones which prepare one for further academic success and even possible career goals.

I have yet to hear whether he will contunue his secondary school studies in english or french.  As I have mentioned before my three grandchildren attended the french language public school, √ącole  Publique Jeunesse Active. French is their second language although they certainly are fully bilingual now.  I am particularly impressed that he won the french award, just as his sister did before him.  Dillion chose the continue his schooling in english while his sister is continuing her's in french. Whatever his choice I am sure he will continue to excel.

I think the school will miss the Robinson family. They are one of the few English family to enrol their children in the french language public school. They have good student, a credit not only to their parents but also the teachers they have had.

The Graduate, Travis

The thressome: Travis, Olivia and Dillon


At 11:19 a.m., Blogger Owen Gray said...

It's a joy to hear and listen to someone who can slip effortlessly between the two languages.

You are blessed, Philip.

At 12:20 p.m., Blogger troutbirder said...

Ah the joys of our grandchildren. Congratulations. And thanks for your comment on my best buddy Baron.

At 3:15 p.m., Blogger Sissy said...

Another milestone passed and with honors. Impressively rewarding for everyone involved. I'm impressed too. Beautiful grandchildren, Philip. Pride in them is well placed and deserved.

At 3:24 p.m., Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Congratulations. Apparently, those kids are at least half as smart as granddad.

At 11:22 p.m., Blogger KGMom said...

So good that you see your grandchildren growing and maturing. That is a real gift--to be around to watch them and celebrate these milestones.

At 2:32 a.m., Blogger Gattina said...

Congratulations ! you can be proud of your grandchildren ! Two languages are always good. My 2 year old grandson "speaks" Dutch and French. Dutch with his mum and French with his Dad.

At 7:59 a.m., Blogger possum said...

You have a right to be proud!
Bravo to Travis and to a family with high standards.


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