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
Races
Trampoline
Ping Pong
Kick Ball
Sack Races
More Races

Friends

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

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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.

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

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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:)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fun at the BMX/Skate Park

Back in August, we met some friends and their kids at our local BMX/Skate park.  We brought our food and picnicked for supper.  Of course, the kids just wanted to play.  Here’s some pics of the boys having loads of fun.  

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These pics were taken on a previous night where the boys road the BMX track.

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Our boys LOVE this park when they can bring their bikes, skate boards, etc.  It also has a great play area for the little ones to play on as well.  It was closed the night we all went together.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Abilities Expo

132 Back in July, Rob and I got to enjoy a couple of days away together.  We went to Houston, Tx to check out the Abilities Expo.  He was able to talk to many different reps with wheel chairs, chair cushions,  handicap accessible vehicles that have been modified for handicap people to drive, handicap accessible bikes, and so much more.  

Here he is trying a motorized wheel that you can be added to your manual wheelchair which will drive your wheel chair for you so you don’t have to worry about tiring out your arms. 

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We looked at many different modified vehicles and talked to different reps so we could find out info regarding what is available in case Rob ever gets to where he can drive again.  This truck was really cool for those who like trucks.  Boy, these modified vehicles are really expensive too!!!

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They even have off road options for handicap people!

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Rob talking to another quad about cycling.  This was his personal racing bicycle.  It was pretty neat to see all of the options available for quadriplegics. 

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It was a great couple days.  We learned much while at the expo but the best part for me was spending a few days with my man.  This was a very rare occasion for us.

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*Trying to catch from the past few months!