Friday, May 29, 2009

Girls Night

It's not very often that we get a night with the Estes Girls and most of the boys gone at the same time.

In honor of the occasion, we celebrated by making headbands!

Tia was a great instructor with her abundance of knowledge on the many uses of ribbons and lace...
Natalie, Kimberly, Abbey and Katie working on their projects...

All the girls wearing their fininshed products...
There was a lot of red and blue combinations in anticipation of upcoming Mt. View Spirit Days in the fall.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Glory Days

It is now officially the start of summer!
It has been a busy week with all the various activities that close out a school year...

Clark and Carie were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society...

A piano recital that most of the cousins played in.
It was a special treat to be able to have Grandma in attendance.

Bennett ran for Student Body President and won!

Cassidy, Katie, and Shiersten gave an amazing showing at the Poston Awards Assembly.

Clark also received an award for best 7th grade boy mile time of 6:02.

Cassidy did a great job on stage as she helped hand out awards. We are so proud of her and the many great accomplishments she has made in Junior High.

Bennett's basketball team won the championship...again!

Bennett was awarded the team trophy because of a couple of clutch plays to win in the last minute and a half of the game. He is also sporting his new summer buzz which he has been wanting for months.

Cassidy sold Poston Freshman T-shirts at school to earn some money.

All the kids wore them on the last day of school.

Here are just a few of the friends who bought them.

Thanks Velocity Design!

Tia working on her final package to Anziano Koozer before his departure to Rome!

She has had so much fun taking this poster around to anybody and everybody that knows and loves Buddy to have their picture taken. She has seen old school teachers, Mt. View Security Guards, neighbors, friends, family, former football players and ward members to compile a darling photo send off for her favorite missionary. Here's to a happy and restful summer!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cassidy's Wonderful Week

On Sunday, Cassidy received her Young Woman's Medallion.

Cassidy has the wonderful gift of being able to take a big project and break it down in order to accomplish it.

This makes my job soooo easy!
No nagging, no reminding...most of the time I don't even know what she is up to.

She does this with school, church, and student council.
(not so much piano, she just chooses to ignore that one!)

She is also sporting the Poston Girl's Track Shirt.
They went undefeated this year!
Go Panthers!

This year in Biology, Cassidy's two lab partners are both boys.
She has taken great care of them throughout the year, making sure they know what they are supposed to be doing, fetching their supplies, and making sure their assignments are complete.

In honor of all she does, they gifted her with a "Mother's Day" gift:
toilet bowl cleaner, rolling pin, wooden spoons, sponge, rubber cleaning gloves and control top panty hose (my favorite!).

She also received the "Mom Award" at the Cheer Banquet for always taking such great care of the other cheer leaders.

I hope these acknowledgements are compliments :)!

And since every "mom" needs to know how to drive, Cassidy got her Driver's Permit today!
I now have 3 teenage drivers! Yikes!
Keep up the great work, Cass! You make us proud!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Love Story meets Viva la Vida

Here's a video of our favorite piano composer Jon Schmidt, who we saw in concert last year.  This video is amazing!