Saturday, October 17, 2009

Port Hudson

Yesterday we went to the homeschool day at Port Hudson. Just like last year, I didn't dress my kids was overcast and very windy! So everyone was freezing...thank goodness Aunt Laura had 2 of her jackets with her.

Of course, they're covering their ears because of the cannon. Luke is yawning because I had to wake everyone up so that we would get there on time.

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Playing roundball
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Here's Luke in line to bat
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Unfortunately the rules are different than baseball and there's only 1 out.  So when the boy in front of him got out, Luke proceeded to throw a crying fit.
I had to take him to the van and call Daddy so he would calm down
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Burial information
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Uncle Eric and the kids running up the hill
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Cooking demonstration
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Aunt Laura was my second shooter
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When we got to the station about field surgery, Miriam volunteered to help! The guy said I don't think she knew what she was volunteering for. 4x6-1009 1200 4x6-1009 1201 4x6-1009 1199 

After assigning all the injuries, he just said she was to cute to shoot…so she was going to be his assistant. He's telling her to hold up the bottle of chloroform to show everybody what they used to sedate the patient.
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Micah kept wanting me to hold her, but I was trying to take pictures so Aunt Laura was holding her close to me so she could touch me! 4x6-1009 1217
The sun is trying to break through the clouds!
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A station that was different from last year was a candle making station.  There’s melted beeswax in that can.  Each child got a string which they were allowed to dip in to the beeswax.
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Look how cold they are!
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Tired girly!
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Hurry to the last station
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Don't tickle me, Uncle Eric!
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Learning about the soldiers
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gun demonstration 
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Of course, Cameron found him a gun stick!
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Anonymous said...

You got some great shots. And, besides the cold, looks like a fun time!

Tracy said...

Great shots! Sorry about the cold, would been a better trip if everyone was cold. Love the detail shots!

Amy said...

Fun! Ian just saw this and said what? They went to Port Hudson again. Homeschool day? Why didn't we go?