Aug 21, 2021

Love Purple, Live GOLD

 Londyn is starting her third year as a Golden Girl, but thanks to the magic of covid, this is the first year that we're going to be able to enjoy some of her performances in person.  That's why we were super pumped to go cheer her on as she and her team came down the hill for the first time this season...

Stella just needs to grow a few more inches!  And maybe poof her hair up some...
Staci was sweet enough to loan us Caroline's old Golden Girl costume, so Coco really looked the part.  She got tons of compliments on her outfit...
My favorite Golden Girl isn't actually on the team yet...

But we really love you, too, Londyn!  

Birthdays and Sleepovers

Watts and his friends had a hot, sweaty blast celebrating Nyles' birthday at Airborne Extreme...
They had so much fun, in fact, that they begged for a sleepover all week, and since we didn't have too much going on, the time was right.  Their first adventure was a racecar simulator at Walmart.  Neither of them should consider careers in racing because they both had a difficult time keeping their cars on the track...
Eventually they resorted to teamwork...
Next up was some pool time...
And after very minimal sleep they enjoyed some donuts for breakfast...
Now I think we all need a good nap! 


 




Aug 11, 2021

Back to School

The first day of school is here!  So long, summer!  Time to find those signs again.  We get to retire the first grade sign this year...



Okay, this photo was staged and did not take place on the actual first day.  Nevertheless, Corinne is excited to have Mrs. Wilson this year...
The Junior Steppers dressed out to welcome everyone back to school...


Carpool is this exciting every single day at Parkview.  It's a magical place...

Our favorite librarian...
Watts is so excited to be a Brownie Bite! 
Mrs. Brown is getting close to Ms. Dolly status...she has now had 3 Pourciau kids in her class! 


Coco's desk...

We had to take a stroll down memory lane to remember all four first days of first grade...
All three first days of third grade...
And both first days of sixth grade...
It hit me later that Stella only has 4 more signs to pose with, unless I get really cruel and make her hold the college sign.  Time with your kids is short...soak it up!  

Aug 7, 2021

Watts' 9th Birthday Bash

We have an LSU-loving 9 year old boy in the house!  
Stella, Daddy, Emmy, and I spent an embarrassing number of hours making his balloon display...
He had tons of friends to play with at his party! What a refreshing change from quarantine parties with only 5 guests! 
Briggs was super-pumped to be there...


The sisters were out in full force...


Poor Paxton got stuck with lifeguarding duties and he really earned his money that day...



Nothing better than photobombing your own children...
Watts was thrilled to have Nyles over for the first time...
I am surprised that the dragon survived the party, but miraculously, he did...
Brock won the award for coolest birthday gift...a bat signed by Skip Bertman!  Once we explained to Watts who that was, he was very excited.  And Brock also achieved something no one in our family has ever been able to pull off: he coached Pawpaw through taking a decent photo.  Way to go, Brock!  With skills like that, maybe you'll be the next Skip Bertman! 
Happy Birthday, Buddy!  You're our favorite boy!  
 

Jul 30, 2021

We Survived Intensive and a Pool Party

How do you celebrate surviving a two-week dance intensive?  You eat burgers and ice cream with your besties!  
I love this group of girls!  We're all so excited about this coming dance season! 
And one major event per day is not our style, so that evening we hosted a Back to School Bash for the 1st grade girls, and doubled it as a Welcome to Parkview Party for the new families in our class...
Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver, and the other is GOLD! Love these sweet friends!