We went to visit Granny and Aunt Judy on Friday like usual. They had a card for Pate and a slinky that he loves! I finished up the book I was making for Dr. Ford the rest of the day, and that night, we had his surprise birthday party at church! It was so much fun! It was a birthday party disguised as a costume party. He didn't have a clue, and we were so happy to do something special for him. We love him so much and are so thankful to have him as a teacher, mentor, and friend. Thomas, Shana, and Monica dressed up as Dr. Ford, Mrs. Brooks, and Donna and did a little skit. It was hilarious. The funniest part was that Mrs. Brooks didn't realize that it was them at first! ha! Then after we ate, a few of us acted like people from Dr. Ford's life and spoke about him. I was a "traveler", Adam was the gas station attendant at Pump 8 (hysterical!), Ashley was a homeless girl, and Shawn was a prison warden. I think everyone had a good time and hopefully Dr. Ford knows how special he is to us.