Saturday, November 22, 2014

Symphony field trip

On Thursday, October 23rd, Angela, Kate & I took some of the older kids to the see the Baton Rouge Symphony perform a concert at Christian Life.  They described different eras of music and arts and played certain pieces based on that era.  They also introduced the instruments as they were added to each time period.  Each instrument played a little selection so the students could hear what they sounded like.  At the end, they paid a tribute to George Rodrigue, the painter of Blue Dog, and played “The Saints Go Marching In.”

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Back to School Bash

Back in August, we had a Back to School Bash for our group.  We had bouncers, field day events, food, and loads of fun! Thank you to SpaceWalk of Baton Rouge for helping us out with all of the inflatables!!!

Bouncing Fun
Races
Trampoline
Ping Pong
Kick Ball
Sack Races
More Races

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Moms Back to School Dinner

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Back in August, we had a Moms Back to School Dinner for the Bayou Cajun Homeschooler moms at City Cafe.  It was a great evening of food, fellowship, fun, and fantastic door prizes.  City Cafe did a wonderful job hosting us that evening.  The service and food was excellent.  I highly recommend them for any group event. 

 

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Thank you to all of the businesses/moms with small businesses for donating gifts for our door prizes!!!

David Cordell Insurance Co., The Painted Pretties , Charleston Candles and More, Avon ~ Elisa Bankston, Andi Lynn’s Elderberries, Flowers by Tara, Fleur de Bling, Vielka’s Jewelry Box, Usborne Books ~ Chastity Authement, Pampered Chef ~ Shanna Raef, Walmart Gonzales, and a gift card to Jolie Vous Salon from NXT Media. 

Also, thank you to Alexander’s Highland Market for donating the cake for dessert along with Angela Slayton (one of our moms) who made all the (Trim Healthy Mamas) mini cheesecakes.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Governor's Office of Homeland Security field trip

On Thursday, September 18th, we visited the Governor's Office of Homeland Security. First we watched a movie on "Getting A Game Plan" for the family in case of a disaster. Then they explained what GOHSEP was and how it worked...how all the different local, state, and federal agenices work together when a natural disaster occurs. Some of the kids got to act out an example of how different departments/agencies are called when a disaster happens. Finally, they got to see where the governor meets with the heads of the different departments.
We are so thankful that they worked with our large group.  They set up three different days with with 2 tours per day to accommodate us.  It was a great tour:)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Associates in Pediatric Dentistry field trip

On August 15th, we had a field trip to Associates in Pediatric Dentistry. First, they showed us the results from an experiment where we could see the effects that acid has on your teeth with fluoride applied versus not applied. Then we moved into the cleaning rooms where the hygenist explained teeth cleaning. Finally, we watched a couple of short youtube movies about going to the dentist.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Park Day Fun

For July, we just had a park day.  It seemed to be a busy month.  August is bringing several fun activities:)







Unfortunately, we didn't take very many pictures but we had a good group shoe up.  It turned out the be a great day of fun and fellowship!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Greenwood Gator Farm

On Friday, June 6th we visited Greenwood Gator Farm. We saw real live alligators up close and personal at this full time working alligator farm. We saw gators of all sizes, from new hatchlings to full grown monsters! Greenwood Gator Farm houses and hatches 5,000 - 10,000 alligators each year. We took a guided tour of how Louisiana alligators are born and raised and learned about the centuries old art of alligator hunting from real life hunters. We found out how they go from an egg to boots and purses and sauce piquantes!

Besides a full, inside, a/c tour, Greenwood Gator Farms offers a large covered pavilion area for picnicking along with a turtle pond, a fish pond, a turtle in which the you can feed, a petting area, and a play area for the kiddos. 

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We started our tour in the hatchery where we learned about how they raise the gator eggs along with how gators out in the wild build there nest and return to the same one each year.  Gator hunters will mark the nest with a flag ( as seen below) to mark the gator nest.

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Next, we went into the processing area which demonstrates the process. They will bring the gators into a large cooler to which they must process within a 24 hour time.  Then, they will skin the gator.  The skinners will get bonus money based on how well they skin the gator.  They can also lose their job if they have too many incorrect cuts in the skin because they are not able to sell those skins.  Also, this is where they will process and salt the gator meat.

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In the gator den, we got to see various size gators.  Then, we had the opportunity to hold and kiss some gators:)

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(Mr. Tim buys alligator from Liz on the History Channel show "Swamp People".)