Memories brought on by the anniversary of a death and the passing of another grandparent.
It is hard to believe that Grandpa Koch has been gone 12 years. I came across a photo with him during one of his many hospital stays. Mike was privileged to be with him a few years later when he passed away on March 23, 2003.
|Great grandpa Koch with Malachi, 2000|
Thursday the 26th, was also Jimmy's birthday. For lack of a current photo, I came across these from the past which also stirred up memories of family life and times.
Now, some current photos from our Friday game night.
|A first selfie with abuela|
Rebecca with uncle Skye--two typical expressions: tips her head in greeting; loves to clap.
When Nanna is around she is very possessive of her Lovie, even if trying to take a picture from the spiral staircase!
Here's the scene she captured--the ongoing game of Spoons.
Grandpa and Skye play at least one game of chess whenever he comes over.
Saturday Mike was gone all day working with the team on Not Yet to improve its speed. (The robot got its name at competition when someone called out "Does your robot have a name?" "Not yet," was the answer they wrote down!)
Unfortunately, by the end of the six hours allowed to work on the robot, it was not put back together. So, when they go early to state competition next Thursday, they have five additional hours to finish the work. YES, they are going to state! You can watch them live Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, Warren High School in Indianapolis. Go to: http://new.livestream.com/FIRSTRobotics.
|Team 1720 PhyXTGears|
|Two great grandmas with baby and mama (who's hiding in the back? ;-)|