Oct 17, 2018

Watts' Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

One of our favorite spots each fall is Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch, so Watts was super excited for his class field trip there...

Merry-Go-Rounds were playground staples during my childhood, but you never see them anymore, probably thanks to lawyers.  Mrs. Heather still has one!  And as it turns out, kids from any generation love to spin themselves silly...


Ziplining...
Best friends...
Hay-bale hopping...


Picking a pumpkin...


Catching some air...

We even squeezed in a nature hike...
Watts had a great time with his friends at Mrs. Heather's!

Oct 2, 2018

5th Grade Vocabulary Parade

One fun thing about 5th grade at Parkview is getting to participate in the vocabulary parade!  The students were able to choose their own words and create a costume to match.  Stella drew inspiration from one of our friends, an attorney who is quite often apoplectic himself...
Stella designed and created the costume herself, with her sewing machine and some fabric paint.  I was very impressed and I am positive that I was not that crafty or creative as a 5th grader.  I am also positive that I did not know the definition of apoplectic.  Post parade she posed with a luminous friend...
I am not sure what this child's word is, but it ends in -phobia and I am almost positive I have it...
An exuberant friend...
Monstrous and Apoplectic in a showdown...
Watch out for this cutie...I hear she's contagious...
Stella's hip hop shoes were the perfect compliment for her costume...
How adorable is this CATastrophe?
These kids are tree-mendously creative...
Way to go, Stella!  We hope you enjoyed your parade as much as we did! 

Sep 30, 2018

Happy 80th, Mawmaw Shirley! Part 3

The little girls blue had to have another photo together...
Then we tried to do some group shots with varying levels of success.  Here is Mawmaw and all her grandchildren...

Aunt Lacie and all her kiddos...
She attracts children...

Time to sing "Happy Birthday!"





Mawmaw and her favorite Cline sister-in-law...
4 generations of lovely ladies with two fellas thrown in for good measure...
4 generations of Pourciau...
Harper and Riley were conscientious objectors for most of the photos, but if Mommy held them, they would tolerate it...
Mawmaw and grandkids...
Mawmaw and her siblings.  I pray that one day my kids get along this well...

Mawmaw and her work friends...
A bunch of kids...

And the piece de resistance...a stunning series of photos showcasing just how distressed Corinne can get by two crying cousins...

Starting with, "What's wrong with them? Maybe I can help..."
"I don't like this..."
"I feel trapped..."
And finally, "Mom said smile!"
Side note, notice that Stella, Cille, and Watts have been so drilled into "smile when I take a picture" that their facial expressions never changed throughout the chaos.  I have faith that soon Harper and Riley will be there.

In spite of a few tears, we all had a great time together celebrating a very special person who has made all of our lives more wonderful.  We love you, Mawmaw Shirley!