Monday, May 9, 2011

a day in the tulip fields!

Oops! A whole week just flew on by without me blogging. Hmmm...seems to happen often!

Last Thursday the kids and I went to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm with some friends of ours. This has been a tradition each year (2009 & 2010) and we really wanted to make sure to squeeze it in this year, but the weather has been so off and on (OK, mostly just rainy...it's Oregon!) and it has been difficult to coordinate a time to go with Mikayla being in pre-school three days a week. But, we knew the farm was only open until the 7th, so my friend Kim and I finally set a date to go and there was no other choice.

Wouldn't you know it that the day before was sunny and gorgeous and the day we had planned to go, we woke up to rain? But, that was not going to stop us because we really wanted to go!! We decided to push our departure time back a little and didn't leave until 2 hours from when we were supposed to, but we still packed a lunch and our kids into the car and were on our way! The whole way there, we kept seeing raindrops on the windshield, but we just talked our way through it, ignoring the weather. It was a fun drive...despite the THREE stops we made before hitting the freeway. It was kind of like a comedy of errors and there was some good laughs between us!

The afternoon ended up being just right! It was a little cool, but it had stopped drizzling after we ate our lunch, which was the first thing we did when we got there. The sun even peeked through the clouds a little (as you can tell by some of the pictures with the kids squinting!)

{PICTURE OVERLOAD!}


{I just love this picture of the kids showing off their personalities!}
It was a little too bright for Austin's liking,
so I got a lot of "squinty" looks from him.
Being among the tulips, was the perfect opportunity
to get some "five year" pictures of Mikayla.
{The beauty of God's creation}
I just love this picture of Mikayla whispering something to Austin.
It shows her sweetness.
By the end, this was the look I was getting.
I took that as a hint that he was done!
Before we left, we let the kids ride the cow train!
They had the best time...just look at their smiles!
The End.

6 comments:

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Those are great pictures!!! We opted to stay home on Thursday :( We had wanted to go, but woke up to the drizzle, and then one thing after another happened, and we just decided to skip it. Which really wasn't too big a deal since we had been twice already. I'm so glad you had a good time! It is so gorgeous out there.

Kim said...

Such a fun day of smiles and laughter. Thanks for a great time. Now I need to get my post done! Have a great afternoon.

vicki said...

The pictures are beautiful of Mikayla! Austin's aren't too bad either. ;) What a fun day!

heidi said...

Those Tulips are amazing!!!! Mikayla is getting so big and her hair so so long and beautiful!!

Russell Family said...

Looks like a fun day! Such cute pics of the kids. I do love the pic of Mikayla whispering in Austin's ear!

Miller Racing Family said...

This has got to go on my bucket list. Everytime you and Kim post these photos I just want to jump on a plane and head your way. I love the last photo.
One day, One day!

 
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