May 23, 2018

Splash Day, End of School, and Family Field Trip

Watts and his buddy had an awesome time at the early childhood division's end of year splash day...
We can't say enough good things about our sweet Mrs. Everett.  Back when she was still Miss Chelette she was Stella's kindergarten teacher and laid a great foundation for academic excellence.  This year she took a shy and immature Wattsy-boy and made a man out of him.  He adores her and would probably stay in her class forever if they would let him...
What better was to celebrate the last day of school than with one more field trip?  But this time it was a family field trip!  I am a history nerd and I love to show the kids things that are historically significant.  Maybe one day they will actually start looking forward to these activities, or even enjoying them.  Who knows?  I am a cock-eyed optimist on the topic.  Though we have lived in Baton Rouge for 6 years now, we had never visited the Old State Capitol, so we remedied that situation....
Did you know that inside this building was where Louisiana legislators voted to secede from the Union?
Plus it's a castle right in the middle of downtown Baton Rouge, so that's cool...
One of the exhibits taught us about English as a second language.  Long ago many kids in South Louisiana reached school age without knowing a word of English, and one of them was Damon's grandfather.  Since only English was allowed in school, every time the poor guy opened his mouth he got punished.  Who could punish a face this cute?
Cille practicing for her future as Governor...
Baby Huey...
The stained glass in this rotunda is gorgeous...


Cille hanging out with our peeps...
While we were touring the Old State Capitol we watched the Ghost in the Castle movie.  The kids enjoyed it, although Watts was a little scared.  We had a great time playing tourist in our hometown and learning more about the history of our great state.

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