Weekend Warriors

Not two but three birds with one stone
It’s been busy this whole week especially the latter part of my weekend. I was asked to do another dance photo shoot by my friend last Thursday and then my family and I had to leave early Friday for a tree planting event hosted by the Green Army at the Angat Dam Watershed were hubby was invited to participate. Since we are a homeschooling family we really wanted to bring our kids to have this experience. We thought it would be a good opportunity to teach them about being responsible for their environment and how they can help in their own little way. The event was a joint effort by the Department of Energy, the Task Force on Climate Change and the National Power Corporation (Napocor) with participation from various NGOs like WWF (where hubby works) and Green Army.

This actually ranks as one of the best things I have ever done so far and more importantly, we got to do something socially relevant as a family. Together with our kids, Kairos, 8 and Aemu, 5 and some other team members we were tasked to prepare 500 seedlings out of a target 10,000 seedlings for the watershed nursery.  It was no longer about me and hubby doing all the work but we sort of did it assembly line style with the two kids packing the soil into the potting bags and hubby and I putting in the seedlings and doing quality control. My kids were unstoppable. It was tiring but it was a good reason to get tired.

Hitting not two but three birds with one stone, this is then my long delayed answer to Jan’s coffee break question about fond memories with my family and memorable mommy moments. I definitely have a lot of memories with my family too many to mention and I am anticipating there will be many more to come. For now, it would be this – when we spent our weekend at the Angat Water Dam Watershed as warriors for nature helping our environment one tree at a time with my kids making a statement as the youngest participants in the almost 500 volunteers, this is one weekend to remember in my scrapbooks. Definitely  worth more than baseball trophies. This just makes me one tootin’ proud mama.

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… be back in a bit for something else.

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