Monday, February 18, 2013

It doesn't get any cuter than this in the legislature...

Once a year, normally in conjuction with Presidents' Day, the House celebrates Children's Day with a resolution on the House floor and speeches honoring children everywhere.

It is the only time during the legislative session that you'll see children on the House floor, sitting at (or on, or crawling under) legislators' desks.  Today's festivities also included a sing-along of three classic children's songs (Twinkle, Twinkle Litter Star, Pop Goes the Weasel, and She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain), led by Rep. Maureen Walsh and accompanied by HDC legislative assistant Marilyn Pedersen on fiddle.

So, here's your dose of cute for the week (or perhaps, for the session) - some photos from today's Children's Day celebration, and a video of Rep. Marcus Riccelli giving his floor speech honoring children, with his two-year-old son by his side.

For more Children's Day photos, check out our HDC Facebook page.

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