Saturday, November 29, 2014

Happy 8th Birthday!!!

8 years ago today, the Lord added to our house of boys with a special pink package bundled up in this little girl. We were so excited to add that pink into our home. (We are thankful for our other two girls and all of our boys too!!!)  Emma is a very dramatic girl who is becoming a very good helper to her momma.  She likes all things girly!

Emma, we are so thankful for you.  Can't wait to see what the Lord has planned for  you.  First and foremost, I pray that you come to know Him as your Lord and Savior.  

Happy 8th Birthday, Emma Ruth!!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Wildlife and Fisheries Family Day

Back in October, our family went to the wildlife and fisheries family day at Waddill Wildlife Refuge.  It's always a fun day with kids especially the boys.  

Here's a pic of some of the younger ones getting to shoot the bow while Rob and the older boys went to shoot skeets.
Skeet Shooting (all three of my shooters hit every target...Cade, Ian, and Tate)
BB guns
The Boys
The Girls
Riding the "train"
Some of the gang with the Wildlife and Fisheries mascot.

It was a great day with family.  The children always enjoy the fun:)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Biology 2-Day Lab Intensive

In September, Cade and Ian attend a Biology 2-Day Lab Intensive through Landry Academy.  This class covers one year worth of Biology lab work in 2 days from 9 am - 5 pm. 

Here we are each morning before we headed to their class.    

I was able to stay a few hours in the morning and a few hours in the afternoon so I took pictures of the lessons they were doing during those times.  

Collecting their DNA and making a DNA necklace

Using the microscope 

Studying a set of healthy lungs (using pig lungs)

Studying smoker lungs
Worm Dissection
Frog Dissection
Studying blood glucose levels
Pig Uterus Dissection
Cat Dissection

Their class/ Cade and Ian with their teacher, Mrs. Lori Higgins

This was an excellent class and opportunity for my boys.  I highly recommend the Landry Academy program and look forward to them taking other lab courses along with other my children.  

This class brought science to life for them in a hands-on matter to which stirred their interest in science.  It has even gotten my oldest son thinking about his future and possible career.  In my opinion, this class was worth every penny.  

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Back to School Bash

Back in August, we had a Back to School Bash for our group, Bayou Cajun Homeschoolers.  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
Ping Pong
Kick Ball
Sack Races
More Races


Some of the moms having fun too!

Good Friends (LOVE them!!!)
Adult Races (Yes, mommies and daddies can have fun too!)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Moms Back to School Dinner


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.

Thank you Angela and Anita for coming early to help decorate and make sure everything was in order for our evening!


These were the lovely (Trim Healthy Mama) Mini Cheesecakes that my good friend, Angela made for our evening since there was a group of us moms who have been following the THM eating plan:)