Aug 21, 2011

We're still here!

Hello?  Is this thing on?  I know that most of my regular readers are probably getting nervous that the rapture came and only the Pourciau family was taken, but you can all breathe a sigh of relief now because that has not been the reason for our prolonged blog silence.  The true reason that we have not posted since our flurry of NYC posts can be contributed to a combination of factors.  One was that I accidentally gave my mother-in-law her camera back.  Most of the photography I do for the blog is done with her awesome Nikon, but we ended up leaving not only it but also my cheesy Canon point and shoot at the in-law's house and were depending only on phones for our photography needs for most of the summer.  Another reason is that we were too busy squeezing every last ounce of fun out of our last few weeks of summer vacation, then I was busy going to workshops and getting my classroom ready, and then we were trying to settle into our school-time routine for a couple of weeks.  There was also a slight issue with syncing my phone and a computer update, but I am wasting too much time making excuses and need to just get on with the post, so here goes.

We had a fabulous summer, because life is always fabulous when you get to spend time with the two most wonderful little girls on the planet, am I right?  We spent lots of time at the library, where Stella and Cille enjoyed a puppet show one day.  This is Stella's look right after petting the possum puppet.  I'm not really sure what emotion her face is displaying.  You be the judge...
The girls also attended a princess party at the library, and I took a picture of the display at the library about the event.  Notice that in the group photos Stella is the only one truly posing like a princess.  The photo on top features princess hands and the one on bottom her patented curtsy.  Can we say melodramatic?
Both girls got in their dentist appointments before summer was over.  This was probably Stella's 5th or 6th dentist appointment, and went on record as the FIRST time she did not shed a tear.  She still was a little anxious about the cleaning...
Luckily our friends Sadie and Talia were staying with us that day and were the perfect support team to get Stella through the visit...
They were so good that they all got prizes before we left!
We also went to the Children's Museum one rainy day.  Check this old blog post for pictures from Stella's first trip to the Children's Museum.  Cille loved the toddler play area...

Cille was so nervous about Stella's driving that she couldn't bear to look...
Stella tried her hand at drafting.  Maybe Pawpaw can get her a job one day...
Cille is way ahead on her prewriting skills...
Cille experienced the joy of Oreo cookies...favorite snack of milk-allergic kids everywhere...
Stella also went to dance camp with Mrs. Danielle and her friends Molly, Lauren, and Julia.  When it was time for their performance, Cille wanted a piece of the spotlight, too...
We had food and fun at Chuck E. Cheese's...
Stella LOVES posing with characters.  Thank-you, Disney...
Cille was disinterested in the roller coaster simulator...
But she had lots of calls that she needed to make...

Sometime after I took this picture I read the sign that said not to put heavy objects on the glass.  Oh, well...
We had such a great time with Chuck E. that we went back with Mawmaw and Pawpaw a few days later...
More summer fun blog posts coming soon!

4 comments :

Grandma Tonie said...

Finally, I was wondering why there had not been any blog posts in a while. Princess hands---that is sooo cute. Love the picture of Cille writing.

dara said...

yea! glad to see y'all back on here! Best of luck w/ school today!

Emily Raney said...

Yay! I was wondering where you guys went! So happy to see you are still having fun! Can't wait to see more.

Our Life Version 4.0 said...

Audrey just went to her first dentist appointment last week! (Blog post to come!) Has Stella had lots of dental problems?
How did Cille do at hers? We just use our regular dentist instead of a pediatric one and they start seeing them at 3.
Cute pics of your kiddos. How's school?