Sunday, December 14, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
On Friday, November 14th, we hosted the 7th annual BCH Thanksgiving Celebration. This was our biggest attendance yet with approximately 60 families participating.
This year we had 6 stations for the younger kids (ages 10 & below)
- Food games/relay races – Mrs. Melissa
- Food painting/stamping – Mrs. Amber
- 3 sisters information – Mrs. Angela
- Butter making – Mrs. Sarah
- Bean mosaic – Mrs. Elisa
- Thanksgiving story/ice cream cornucopia craft – Mrs. Courtney
And 3 stations for the older kids (ages 11 & up)
- Food science – Mrs. Rachel
- Bean mosaic – Mrs. Anita
- Corn information – Mrs. Laura
Saturday, November 8, 2014
- Luke – Rams
- Cameron – Bengals
- Levi – Vikings coached by Daddy
- Cole – Raiders
Thursday, October 23, 2014
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.”
Friday, October 17, 2014
On Friday, October 17th, we attended the Port Hudson Homeschool Day. They always do a great job with this program. First off, they always fire the big cannon and then you begin rotating through the stations. The stations this year were:
- Cannon demonstration
- Medicine in the battlefield
- Soldier life – uniform and gun demonstration
- Civil war boats
- Soldier life – rations
- Civil war cooking – tasting salt pork and johnny cakes
- Town ball
- Music demonstration
Monday, October 13, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
On Saturday, October 11th after the boys’ football games, we headed to Clinton to celebrate Elliott’s 4th birthday. He had a PAW Patrol themed party and they did a good job on the themed snacks.
Friday, September 19, 2014
On Friday night, September 19th, we celebrated Cameron’s birthday with some of his closest friends. The cake and goodies were a golf theme since he’s been playing golf with PawPaw lately. While waiting for other friends to arrive, they played some football in the yard. After supper and cake, we headed to Celebration Station to play mini golf. After mini golf, some played arcade games. Some of his friend were able to spend the night so we watched “Rio 2” before heading to bed.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Back in August, we went to Monroe to visit Paw. Since we aren’t going on vacation this year, we decided to do some “touristy” things in the Monroe area. First, we drove over to Ruston to walk around the Louisiana Tech campus where Daddy went to college. Then on our way back to Monroe, we stopped at Duck Commander in West Monroe. Later on in the day we went to the park in Paw’s neighborhood to play a little bit with Elliott before they had to drive back home.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
These birthdays did we celebrate. On July 5th, we celebrated birthdays of Melody (2), Cole (4), Micah (6), & Miriam (8) with a cheerleading themed party. Thanks to Tricia for making the cute shirts for them. I went with a La Tech theme since they are red, white & blue and it was the weekend of the 4th. Here are some pics from the party:
Friday, July 4, 2014
Micah was a cheerleader in one of the dances.
This was Miriam's first year with drama lines. She played a carhop.
Luke was a "squeezer", danced in the "squeezer" dance and sang a solo.
Cameron played the conscience of the main character. He's takes a vacation to Havana, Cuba because he hasn't been consulted for a long time. He also sang a solo in the "Conscience" song.
We were very surprised that Levi was given a role this year since he is really shy. He was a movie star named Jack Warren. The coolest part about this character is that he got to enter the stage on a "motorcycle."
Friday, June 13, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
- Luke - Iron Birds - coached by Daddy & Coach B
- Cameron - Muck Dogs - coached by Coach Andy & Daddy
- Levi - Iron Pigs - coached by Coach Carson & Coach Mike
Friday, June 6, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
On Tuesday, May 13th we had a field trip to LSU AgCenters Botanic Garden at Burden. We participated in the program called “Trees and Trails.” We started with an ice breaker and then split into 3 groups that hiked the short trail. Along the trail we stopped for 3 hands-on/interactive stations: Tree Cookies, Life on the Edge, and Invasive Species. After the short hike/learning stations, we broke for lunch. Then, those of us who wanted to stay went on a guided hike on the long trail (1 1/4 mile). As we were coming back from the hike, we had an afternoon shower that caught us.
About the Stations:
Tree Cookies - Students learn about resources that trees need to live, how trees compete for resources, and how to read tree rings.
Life on the Edge - Students learn that habitat loss is the primary reason for the loss of species through a game a game called Habitat Scramble in which each student plays the part of an animal that loses its habitat.
Invasive Species - Students learn how invasive species disrupt life cycles, through the example of the Chinese Privet and the story of the European Starling and the Eastern Bluebird.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
This was Levi’s first year to play basketball and Daddy was his coach. He played for the Eagles. Cameron struggled this year. He didn’t really play the 1st half of the season because he always complained that something hurt. We think he was dealing with being nervous. Once we forced him to get out there and play, he was fine. Luke’s team went undefeated all year until the last game. That’s always hard to deal with especially since he didn’t get to play the final period. Luke & Cameron were in the same league, but for some reason they didn’t get placed on the same team. So that was fun watching them play against each other.
Highlights from the Upward basketball season at Woodlawn Baptist.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Luke pointing to the huge grasshopper which is his nickname.
Luke was so nervous to eat a bug, but he ended up eating one that was in the salsa. I tried almost everything and Levi enjoyed the chips and salsa.
Grasshoppers in honor of Luke
Some of the cool beetle displays
Maggie's first field trip
Everybody's favorite area - the butterfly garden
Thankful that Daddy got to go with us
As per our tradition after a field trip or play day in New Orleans, we ate at Corky's BBQ in Metarie with friends.