Apr 22, 2018

Strawberry Patch Kids

Mrs. Heather's Strawberry Patch is one of our favorite spring outings.  Stella and Corinne are the only two kids who actually eat strawberries, but they all love to pick them...






They also love to play around on the farm...




Looks like Mrs.  Heather needs one more strawberry...
They're the sweetest berries in the patch!


Apr 6, 2018

Steamboat, Take 2

Spring Break in Louisiana beat the end of ski season in Steamboat by about a week, so we decided to take another crack at the slopes.  Poor Watts broke his arm a couple of days before our departure, so he and Corinne had to stay home with Mawmaw and Pawpaw.  The Guillorys were our traveling companions for this trip, so that gave us 5 of the cutest snow bunnies you have ever seen...
Framily photo time!
Damon and I took a ski lesson together, which I highly recommend, since this lesson basically helped me get from the "fear of impending doom" style of skiing to the "relaxed and actually having fun" style of skiing.  I would love to do another lesson on our next trip...
One of my favorite pastimes on the slopes (besides actually skiing) is making the children stop and pose for portrait mode photos on my phone.  It is so fun for me...and begrudgingly tolerated by them...
Sadie...
Selfie with my Cilley!


Selfie with my Stell-Bell...

Selfie with my bestie...
Selfie with the coolest kids on the mountain...
Damon and his mini-me...
Quality lift time with my beloved big Guillory girls.  They truly trained Damon for parenthood and I am forever in their debt...
Lots of great lift selfies from this trip.  Can you tell I was not as cold as last time?
This kid loves to model...

Pretending to be a "normal" family of four on the lift...



All these photos did cause a little delay, which led to Sadie napping near the lift waiting for us...
One of the most thrilling/terrifying parts of our trip was when we received a call from John, who had Sadie and Stella with him, to alert us that they had spotted a moose on the mountain.  There are lots of warnings posted around the resort that if you see a moose you SHOULD NOT APPROACH IT.  You can imagine our alarm when we heard John telling the girls as he hung up the phone, "Y'all go over there and stand by the moose so I can take your picture..."  
I have never actually seen a St. Bernard with the little cask on his neck, so I was thrilled to capture it. Maybe that little cask is for the moose victims...
Lunchtime!
We also had a Pourciau first on this trip: our first escape room visit!  And we escaped!  And saved a few stuffed animals in the process...
On our way back we got to have lunch with one of our favorite cousins...
We had a great time skiing with the Guillory gang, even if our family names don't form a super-cool hashtag.  Can't wait to hit the slopes with them again soon!

Apr 1, 2018

Easter Greetings!

The weekend before Easter, I sweet-talked Stella into wearing a matching outfit with her siblings to the church Easter egg hunt.  This may be my last successful attempt at this feat.  Weren't they precious?  
If you are wondering what happened to Watts, he got into a fight with the playground concrete and lost, breaking his arm, ending his baseball season, and scratching his face up nicely...
He did not let it slow down his egg hunting, however...



Corinne and one of her preschool buddies since day one...
Back at home on a lazy afternoon, we dyed some eggs...
Mrs. Staci loaned us her cool egg spinner, which these two loved...

Finally Easter came!  Hallelujah!  We serve a risen Savior!  We did baskets that morning and tied them back to the cross using our My Easter Basket book.  Apparently I took no pictures of that event.  We went to church...also no photos.  Then we went to Mawmaw and Pawpaw's to put all those lovely dyed eggs to work...
Corinne's egg was a winner!

There's Cille enjoying the thrill of victory in the background...

This game can get a little heated in our family...

Sweet success!










Pawpaw's face in this one cracks me up.  (Pun intended.) Watts simply does not quit smacking your egg, regardless of whether his has already cracked or not...
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Champion!




Corinne's expression is priceless.  She knows Pawpaw is cheating but can't figure out how...

Who cares?  Boiled eggs are delicious...
Happy Easter, everybody!  To take a stroll down memory lane and revisit past Pourciau egg wars, click here and here and here and here and here.  Like I said, we do this A LOT!