My daughter Emily and I have embarked on a remarkable journey to my home state of Louisiana. We spent our first morning at The Brighton School in Baton Rouge, a stunningly serene campus tucked away in a peaceful little cove surrounded by moss-covered oaks and chirping birds. The weather was perfect, and the children were full of enthusiasm!
Here we are with the Foundations class, a group of kindergarten and first-grade students who introduced us to their special guest for the day, an Olympic runner from Grenada (pictured below with Emily).
The children were excited to show me Grenada, Louisiana, and Mississippi on the globe. Very smart kids!
They also enjoyed both books, sharing stories about the classroom butterflies, chicks, and one child’s swim with dolphins (Alexis).
The trip to Brighton was extra special because the librarian is my mom, Cindy Perkins. Here’s a shot of Emily with her much-loved GG in GG’s library.
Thanks GG for sparking a love of books in all of us!
After lots of laughs with the Foundations class, the 2nd and 3rd Graders asked to hear the story too. I was suprised to discover they enjoyed the books nearly as much as the younger kids – laughing at the silly animal photos and asking me how they could buy the books to bring home.
Thanks Brighton for a wonderful morning with your super-sweet students. Here’s one final shot with Emily and a couple of new friends, Swade and Marlee. We can’t wait to visit you again soon!