Monday, April 30, 2012

Weekend With Grammy!

 

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.

 

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We were so excited to get the chance to have all of our grandchildren for the weekend!  Now what could be better than that?

 

 

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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?

 

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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. 

 

 

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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!

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Of course, no event that taught about how important our forest are would be complete without “Smokey the Bear”.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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And yes, even the pigs got a little love!

 

 

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After we were finished we went to visit the LSU mascot, “Mike the Tiger” over by Tiger Stadium.

 

 

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And the girls had fun doing some cheers for us.

 

 

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If this was not enough, when we got back home they all wanted to go fishing.

 

 

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The only problem was the fish were not biting!

 

 

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It was the end of fun filled day, and beautiful memories we will always treasure.

 

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44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such special shots to go along with a special weekend! I love all of them, but especially the one of Karli by the pond. She looks beautiful!

Thanks again and again for keeping the kids, so we could have such a great weekend ourselves!

Love you!
Kristin

Kristal said...

Weekends with Grammie's are always the best! Looks yours was quite fun!

Nessa Bixler said...

What a great weekend! I bet Grandma's house is their favorite.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh! I love this so much. I am so glad you get to be their Grandma! You are so much fun and you just pour love into your grandbabies. You make me thankful for my Mom and the special relationship she has with her grandkids. It sounds like you had a perfect day together.

Lynn said...

Wow that looks like fun! And Smokey the Bear! You got to meet Smokey the Bear! And a cow!
Praying right now.
Psalms 9:9-10 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
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Danelle said...

Looks like you had a great time! And I will pass on petting the roach, thank you. :)

Buckeroomama said...

Oh what a treat it must have been for your grandchildren and for you! :)

Beaitiful pics of your pretty grandchildren!

Elena said...

It looks like they had a blast; you have some great pics here! The cockroach sort of freaks me out; it's huge huh? I love the baby chicks; so sweet!

Misty Dawn said...

Oh my goodness. They are all absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful time!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

What a fabulous time you all had. I so wish my mom was able to do these sorts of things with/for my kids. Special times.

LOVE the Smokey the Bear!! We actually collect Smokey stuff.

Island Rambles Blog said...

what beautiful faces and smiles they all have...and looks like a lot of fun too...these are great shots you took and your family will cherish them forever.

Amarie said...

Looks like it was an awesome weekend!

Cottage and Broome said...

What a beautiful bunch of grandkids. Those eyes on the little one really draw you in, so sweet. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Sarah Halstead said...

How fun!! Love these photos!! Glad you all had a great weekend.

Sharon said...

Your grandchildren are truly adorable! Your photos convey what fun you were all having. Memories to treasure!

patty said...

great photos & your grandchildren are beautiful!

AlaskanAlison said...

What gorgeous grandchildren! Looks like you had fun. Thanks for visiting my little corner of the internet and for your sweet words!
xo AlaskanAlison

Nancy said...

You are a fun grandma! Looks like the kids had an excellent weekend. :)

Kelly-Marie said...

Oh wow you have 4 brown eyed cuties!
Should enter these in my link up party ;) x x

Tiffany said...

So sweet! It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

I think the matching outfits are so adorable, by the way.

homeschoolceo said...

Oh what fun! You always capture such great photos!

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for sharing your happy memory making with us. Your grandchildren are beautiful. It looks as though everyone had a wonderful time. xo

Lynn said...

Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers!
Psalms 61:1-4 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
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deb duty said...

You always do the most fun stuff with your grandchildren! And you take the most wonderful photos of them!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Beautiful grandchildren and awesome photos and Fun! ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Desirae R said...

Looks like a lovely time! I love the expression on the face in the picture with the cow hehe.

momto8blog said...

beautiful pictures. lucky you!

Lisa said...

Your grandbabies are adorable! How special that you got to love on them for the weekend. What a blessing for all!

Shel said...

What an amazing day - how lovely for all of you! Your photos are fantastic and I especially love the fishing ones,....

Becky said...

Great captures! What a funfilled (or should I say packed ;0)) day!!! And btw, LOVE your title banner, so colorful and happy!

tiarastantrums said...

looks like such a great time! My kids love nature!

tinajo said...

Seems like a perfect time together, great event! :-)

laurel said...

Loved the fishing picture best, but all of them are very good. Cute Kids!

Elaine A. said...

I think I might just send my kids there for the weekend... You're good with that, right? ;) Looks like a great time with your precious Grandbabies, Susan!!

The Artful Diva said...

I'm jealous. My grandchildren live far away from me. We're hoping to get up to IL this summer and see how much they have grown!

A wondering star said...

Beautiful Grandchildren!

Very nice pictures from a trip with memorable experiences!

Regards from Norway

Sherri B. said...

Your grandchildren are precious!! It looks like a fantastic day...I look forward to doing things like this with grandchildren one day. Thank you for sharing!

Lynn said...

Whatever the Lord allows to happen in your life, He'll get you through it! Praying so hard that all goes well!
2 Samuel 22:2-3, 7 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. (7) In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.
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el-mundo-en-colores said...

looks like great fun! I would never pet a roach though :)

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Lynn said...

Praying so very, very hard that all goes well at St. Jude!!!!!!!!!!!
Hebrews 6:17-20 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
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Lynn said...

Lifting up prayers!
Psalms 145:14-18 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
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Alida said...

I love how vibrant and alive your photos are. It looks like a good time was had by all!

blessings,
Alida

Lynn said...

Praying!
Psalms 5:1-3 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
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