Happy Arbor Day Everyone!
Today Handsome & Goddess along with their respective grades walked to a local park for an Arbor Day Celebration. It is a Village Tradition at this time and the Mayor usually speaks, the kids recite a poem or two and a tree is planted in their name.
Today the tree was planted near a park which we heard will have more picnic tables soon. The mayor informed the children that the tree is dedicated to the 1st and 2nd grade classes of 2012. She than asked that anyone who had a birthday in April come forward. Goddess' birthday is April 14th so she followed the other children to the tree where she helped put dirt into the hole to cover the newly moved in tree.
I am so excited to think that one day she can look at that tree and know that she helped plant it.
What a very sweet and a wonderful experience for her. She now tells me that the shovel was very heavy but you would never know it. She just kept going. Child Labor starts early in my neck of the woods.