Thursday, April 2, 2009
When we bought our first home my husband told our now 2 oldest boys that we had a sucker tree in the backyard. They would not believe him, so on April 1st that sucker tree bloomed in our backyard. Now...that tree wasn't the best tree...Bryan actually taped the suckers to the branches. Our oldest told his brother that it wasn't for real. We told him that if his brother didn't believe then there wouldn't be suckers for him next year. SO THEY BELIEVED! And every April 1st that tree bloomed.
Westin (our now youngest) remembers the sucker tree and has been asking about it. And guess what? We have a sucker tree here too! To Hayden and Westin's delight that tree bloomed yesterday with their favorite suckers. The tree in our backyard now is the perfect tree. Bryan could just lay the suckers right in the tree and they stayed. We also had a nice sunny day for the bloomin' tree. And they have been told that the tree only blooms one day a year...April 1st!
This is just a fun tradition that we started that has been fun for our family...a fun little joke...hopefully it will be something they pass on to their children someday.
I'm glad I didn't go into labor yesterday...my husband would never of believed me. Thank goodness for small favors! LOL
Posted by Rachel Knoblich at 6:04 AM