This past weekend my son and his wife had to travel to attend the annual Army Officer’s Ball in the northern part of our state.
We were so excited to get the chance to have all of our grandchildren for the weekend! Now what could be better than that?
The School of Agriculture at LSU had an “Ag Magic” hands on experience for children to teach them how important agriculture and animal husbandry was to our state. Anybody want to pet a roach?
It was an interactive environment that so the kids could see how the food and fiber products we use every day came from the forests, crops and livestock.
Many of the booths were sponsored by Louisiana farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. My sweet Karli just adores animals. So for her, this event was over the top!
They were also so excited to see and hold these adorable baby chicks, and they even got to see them hatching live in an incubator.
Of course, no event that taught about how important our forest are would be complete without “Smokey the Bear”.
Well, there wasn’t a chance for a cowgirl to ride a real horse, but you couldn’t tell it wasn’t real by the smile on Kayla’s cute little face.
And yes, even the pigs got a little love!
After we were finished we went to visit the LSU mascot, “Mike the Tiger” over by Tiger Stadium.
And the girls had fun doing some cheers for us.
If this was not enough, when we got back home they all wanted to go fishing.
The only problem was the fish were not biting!
It was the end of fun filled day, and beautiful memories we will always treasure.