Sep 26, 2019

Dinner with Grandpa

"A rolling stone gathers no moss."  Grandpa Crane has definitely gathered absolutely no moss in his life; he's always on the go!  My entire life, my grandpa has popped in at random times just to check in.  When I was a kid he would sometimes show up at 7 in the morning with a box of donuts; during the college years he and my grandma might pull up to campus and tell me to "Hop in, we're going to get pie." Even in his 80's he still sometimes calls me to say that he's outside a grocery store in Baton Rouge, come meet him for lunch.  What a gift our time together is!  I am so glad I get to share it with my kids these days...
We love you, Grandpa, and we always look forward to your surprise visits!  
 

Blue Ribbon School

Parkview Baptist Elementary and Middle School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for 2019!  What a great honor!  We were the only private school in Louisiana selected, and these three couldn't be any more proud...
Go Eagles! 
 

Sep 25, 2019

First Grade Field Trip

Watts' grade had a field trip to the Knock Knock Children's Museum in Baton Rouge...
I snapped a photo of this little cutie because Watts tells me he really likes to play with her at recess.  Apparently, she is the only little girl interested in playing the boy games.  Occupational hazard of having an older brother, I guess...
Sweet cousins checking out the crane...
...and climbing the tower...
Claire looks like she could be a pretty good vet someday...
We had a blast exploring Knock Knock together! 
 

Sep 21, 2019

Pourbonowe Fete

Very rarely do we have an open weekend, but we were lucky enough to identify one in September and we decided to make the most of it by partying with some of our favorite friends on the planet!  Corinne was so happy to have a friend her size...
20 years of friendship, 3 couples, and 10 kiddos....I would say that is the makings of one EPIC sleepover...
We have to do this again soon!  It was good for the soul! 
 

Sep 12, 2019

Elementary Cheer

Okay, the post is "Elementary Cheer," but these are actually middle schoolers.  Go, Caroline and Annie! 
ChamPour Family for life!
The sweetest big buddy and little buddy...
Mawmaw and Pawpaw never miss a performance...
And finally, as promised, elementary cheerleaders! 
The cutest pre-k younger siblings around...
Cille doing her thing...
They look a little like Charlie's Angels in this pose...


These two crack me up...

Love these sweet girls! 

 

Sep 6, 2019

Corinne's First Sleepover

Being the youngest kid in your family is tough, and nobody knows this better than these two precious girls.  That is why they were both so excited for Corinne's first sleepover! We started the event off right with snowballs...
Then went for a swim...
They were super excited to get to go home from school together...it's the little things...
And we had to play dress-up...
The girls had a great time and Corinne was very happy to finally have her friend sleepover, just like the big kids.  
 

Sep 3, 2019

Junior Steppers

Stella had a great time dancing for the Eagles in her first year as a Junior Stepper...

This photo is from Middle School Night at the high school game when the Junior Steppers performed with  the band and the Silver Steppers...

Sunsets at the football stadium are spectacular...


The whole team...
Even Grandpa Crane was able to catch a game...




Stella and Kylee with their big sis...




Stella loved being a part of this amazing team!