Dose of grandbaby cuteness brings action in Louisiana Senate to a temporary halt _lowres

Advocate Photo by MARK BALLARD – State Sen. Bret Allain II, R-Franklin, showed off his first grandchild in the Senate on Thursday morning. Flora Bixler was born on April 4.

Everybody loves a baby and all work ceased when state Sen. Bret Allain II entered the Senate chambers Thursday with his four-week-old granddaughter.

Allain said Flora Kimberly Bixler, who was born April 4 in New Orleans, is his first grandchild and was born to his daughter Dr. Quin Bixler.

Senators surrounded Allain and baby Flora, pretty much ignoring everything else for a few minutes.