Monday, April 30, 2012

Green Thumbs

Are any of our readers familiar with the Chinese holidays? If you are, then you probably know that tomorrow is a special day. It's May 1st, which is the Chinese version of Labor Day. All over town, people are calling out to each other, "Happy May 1st!"

Because 5/1 falls on a Tuesday this year, workdays and weekends got tweaked around a little bit, and Saturday was a work day, while Monday and Tuesday are holidays. Here at the foster home, we followed the trend and made Saturday a working day, but we decided to have some fun with it. Our yearly shipment of flowers arrived the day before, and so we pushed away from our computers and rolled up our sleeves and got to work. The flowers weren't going to plant themselves on their own!

The working crew consisted mostly of foster home office staff and the gardener, but when Joshua saw how much fun we were having, he offered his services. We can't turn down a helper like Joshua, and he was put right to work.

He preferred not to stop and take breaks when his arms got tired... he just rested them on top of his head.  

Later that afternoon, after the flowers had been planted and the yard was smelling of fresh blossoms, we found Claire busy in the sand box. "What are you doing, Claire?" we asked.

Smiling sheepishly she replied, "Planting flowers."

Claire had collected some of the leftover flower planting supplies and was filling them with sand. My, was she busy!

With the flowers planted and the weather warming up, we're starting to get excited about summertime and all of it's energy. Great things are going to happen this summer, we just know it!

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