Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Here are Taylor and JoJo with their awards from the sports banquet. JoJo was honored for "Most Improved" in volleyball and JV cheerleading. Taylor received her awards for "Most Improved" in Varsity Competitive squad cheerleading and "Coaches Award" for JV cheer. Congrats to my favorite 7th grade girls!
Friday, May 15, 2009
We received an e-mail that Justin would be receiving an award in chapel yesterday. Here is the picture of him and his National Physical Fitness Award. He then insisted that I come back to have lunch with him! Some day he won't want anything to do with me sitting at the lunch table with him!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Taylor ran for Vice President of next year's 8th grade class. There were two other opponents. We made posters, stickers and business cards. "vote Tay and you'll have a say", "It's a pity if you don't vote Schmitty", and "vote Schmitty on the Committee" were her campaign slogans. Friday the results were announced and Taylor was elected. We are proud of her and her willingness to step out of her comfort zone and make a speech and be a part of the whole process.
Our school does a Jr./Sr. dinner dance that is not as formal as a prom. (Homecoming is the formal here.) Since Lindsay's boyfriend Scott is a Senior, she was able to go as a Sophomore. The day before the event, Lindsay was very ill. I have really not seen her so sick in a very long time. On Saturday she was very weak with a low grade fever, but was determined not to let Scott down. Taylor stepped up to the plate and painted Lindsay's toe nails for her(that's what sisters do!) Lindsay literally picked herself up off the couch and made a magical transformation at 3:00p.m. Scott arrived at 4. She looked beautiful, Scott looked great and they took off for the evening. Dave let them take the Trans Am. He had a busy week, so at 10 pm the night before, he was washing it in the dark(that's what Dad's do!) I just spent the night wondering how she was doing....(that's what Mom's do!)