Thursday, October 23, 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.”

Friday, October 17, 2014

Port Hudson fieldtrip

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:

  1. Cannon demonstration
  2. Medicine in the battlefield
  3. Soldier life – uniform and gun demonstration
  4. Civil war boats
  5. Soldier life – rations
  6. Civil war cooking – tasting salt pork and johnny cakes
  7. Town ball
  8. Music demonstration

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mississippi Ag & Forestry Museum

While we were in Mississippi for Elliott's birthday party, we made a long weekend out of it since we weren't going on vacation this year. On Monday, October 13th, we decided to visit the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum. It was a neat little museum. We enjoyed the big rocking chair, model trains, and the tiny corn maze that was set up for fall.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Elliott’s 4th Birthday PAW-ty

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.