Jul 6, 2018

Watts at LSU Baseball Camp

Since Watts missed his entire baseball season due to his broken arm, we tried to find a couple of baseball camps for him to attend during the summer.  He attended Parkview Baseball Camp first, and then spent a week at LSU Baseball Camp.  Daddy used to attend this camp when he was a little boy.  Pretty neat, huh?  Cille was there for moral support for the first drop off, although from the smile on his face, I am not sure that she was really needed...
We ended up knowing his coach's mom and one of his teammates, but since Watts is not good with names or concerned about identifying people in general, these connections were lost on him...
On the last day of camp they had a chance to have items signed by the LSU baseball players who were working the camp.  Watts had his hat signed.  Since I am not really a sports fan if my kids or myself are not participating, I have no idea who these guys are, but I'm sure they're great and will hopefully have fabulous professional careers following graduation.  They were sweet to my little buddy, so that scores one for them in my book...


Watts had a great week at camp and probably would have gone right back the next week if we had let him.  Right now his favorite sport is definitely baseball.

In other camp-related news, the most dramatic moment of this camp did not happen to Watts, it happened to his mother.  I was walking across the bleachers and stubbed my baby toe, pretty much splitting it in half, and resulting in me almost passing out and having to visit the athletic trainer on duty.  I was mortified.  Next year I am wearing tennis shoes to all pick up and drop off activities.

Jul 1, 2018

Dollywood!

Our trip to Tennessee in the winter made us realize how much we would enjoy that place in the summer, so we went on back!  
Watts and Cille got very dramatic in the park...
And revisited their FAVORITE roller coaster...
They rode this thing about 20 times in a row...
These little owlets spread their wings...

It was HOT outside, so we cooled off with some nut-safe milkshakes...





In spite of their smiles, neither of these kids have ever even had a Coke...



The kids took us for a spin...



And we did an escape room!  We failed miserably and did not escape.  Damon blames the grandparents...haha!
More hillbilly fun to come!

Jun 23, 2018

Cille's 8th Birthday Party

Does your family like to limit themselves to one major life event per day?  Not the Pourciaus!  Why do one thing when you can squeeze in 73?  That's our motto, so we drove straight from Cille's moment in the spotlight to her birthday party at the pool!  You can probably guess the theme...


Corinne and Cille's room is decorated with flamingos, so I stole some of the decorations from there...
A school of mermaids...




Cousins...
Emi doesn't entirely know what to think about Damon, but then, neither do Kirk and Lori, and they still come around...
Harper and Rylie went skinny dipping.  New Roads gals don't stand for country club etiquette...
Alexander's Highland Market did a fantastic job on Cille's flamingo cake, although she was a bit chagrined that the flamingo's legs looked like a 4...
There were cupcakes also...

Cille had a great time at her party...
We love you, Cille!  Happy 8th Birthday!  Keep up the good work; you're halfway to a driver's license!

Seussical

Stella graduated to the big kid theatre camp this year at the Manship Theatre, so Cille was the sole Pourciau star of Seussical the Musical, and her fan club thought she was the cutest little Who down in Whoville...
Even Corinne's baby loved the show, although she found it a little chilly in the performance space...
We just love our little drama queen!
She even got to perform on her birthday, so you are looking at an official 8 year old in these photos, ladies and gents...



Fantastic performance, Cille!  We can't wait to see you on stage again soon!

Jun 6, 2018

Swim Team Pictures

It's swim team time again!  One of our favorite summer activities!  When picture day rolled around, Watts was off at baseball camp, so although he was an integral member of the team this year, and even took away honors as most improved six and under boy, he missed out on the photo op...
I love this sweet one...if only Cille's strap wasn't twisted!


And this last one is probably my favorite....
Many thanks to Kesley Bourgeois Photography for capturing our little Dolphins!