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{Tulip Town 2013} Seattle Area Lifestyle Photographer

May 10th, 2013

Every year, we take a trip up to Skagit Valley to visit the tulips. You can check out our trips in 2010 and 2012 and see how much the boys changed (and how little their love of mud puddles have not changed 🙂 This year the weather has been perfect, so I bundled the boys […]

 

Every year, we take a trip up to Skagit Valley to visit the tulips. You can check out our trips in 2010 and 2012 and see how much the boys changed (and how little their love of mud puddles have not changed 🙂 This year the weather has been perfect, so I bundled the boys up and we went for a day trip. I love going to the tulips because it reminds me of when I was pregnant with my oldest, and waiting, and watching the flowers bloom as I waited for my little guy to appear. Plus, they are just beautiful, and we have FIELDS and FIELDS of them here in Washington. If you haven’t made the trip to visit the festival, it runs through the entire month of April (depending on bloom), and it’s awesome!

 

No, this isn’t Holland. It’s Mt. Vernon, WA, U.S.A. 🙂

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Welcome to Tulip Town! My oldest had to jump in order to be tall enough to be in the picture on the left.

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I spy with my little eye, a hidden preschooler.

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We visit the tulip festival every year, since it occurs around my oldest’s birthday. Look at how much he has grown! :sniff:

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Stand by the tulips and pose, boys. This is the best that I could get.

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Mainly, they were way more interested in the mud, and mud puddles, than the tulip flowers.

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I wonder what made these kid size boot prints…

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If only there was some clue to tell me.

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Splish splash, some one took a mud bath.

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If you are local and haven’t been up here, go! It’s so beautiful, and the festival runs the entire month of April.

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Pretty, pretty tulips!

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Up close and personal with a tulip.

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Sometimes, you just gotta let them lecture you, and try not to laugh at the expressions on their sweet faces.

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Happy, happy kiddo.

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I let my oldest have my camera, and he took this shot! Proud mama right here, such a nice capture!

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My youngest thought he was so sneaky making faces while we were taking pictures.

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My favorite picture all day. I usually only get serious looks from him, I was so glad to be able to capture a real smile for once.

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If you look closely, my oldest is holding up his little brother in order to make him tall enough to fit in the face hole for the picture. Awww……

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They even had face painting inside the barn!

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At the end of the day though, it was mostly two little boys doing this.

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And this.

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{Happy Spring Equinox!} Seattle Lifestyle Photographer

March 28th, 2012

Last week was the Spring Equinox! In the PNW, we had a gorgeous weekend full of sunshine and temperatures reaching almost 60! But then, the real Seattle spring set in, with grey skies, lots of wind, and intermittent showers. So bring up my mood, here are some pictures I took last year at the Skagit […]

 

Last week was the Spring Equinox! In the PNW, we had a gorgeous weekend full of sunshine and temperatures reaching almost 60! But then, the real Seattle spring set in, with grey skies, lots of wind, and intermittent showers. So bring up my mood, here are some pictures I took last year at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. We go every year since it around our oldest’s birthday, and I love getting a picture of him in the tulips. These bright, colorful flowers would cheer up anyone’s mood and put you in the mood for spring. Happy Equinox!

 

 There are so many varieties of tulips, I couldn’t pick one as a favorite!

Fields of tulips

 

It was a wee bit cold and windy when we went up, hence the layered scarf and hat look he’s sporting.

 

It had been raining all spring, so there were lots of mud puddles. I saw a lot of this.

 

Accompanied by a lot more of this.

 

I love this – a perspective of my oldest throughout the years. That first year, he was barely taller than a tulip!

 

My, how times have changed.

 

I think the kids were way more interested in the mud than the tulips.

 

So. Much. Mud!

 

We adults spent time checking out the beautiful fields and fields of flowers.

 

The kids spent time checking out the really big tractor. Flower vs. Tractor? TRACTOR WINS!

 

See? It was a pretty impressive tractor, i do have to say.

 

We were able to get a family shot out in the flowers, however!

 

But by the end of the day, most everyone looked like this.

 

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{Trip to Tulip Town} – Seattle Area Child Photographer

May 3rd, 2010

Every year, we drive a little ways to see the tulips blooming up at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, WA.  Last year there was snow on tulips in late April, this year we were greeted with blustery winds and a sky which rained before and after our visit, but not actually on […]

 

Every year, we drive a little ways to see the tulips blooming up at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in Mt. Vernon, WA.  Last year there was snow on tulips in late April, this year we were greeted with blustery winds and a sky which rained before and after our visit, but not actually on us while we were there.  The Tulip Festival is beautiful and gorgeous and such a bright display of color and light in an otherwise dreary Pacific Northwest rainy day.  My oldest son even showed up in the Seattle Times  (not my picture) wandering around the tulip fields!

My favorite thing about the festival is looking at the flowers.  My boys?  Obviously, the puddles and jumping over them.   Followed closely by the tractor ride around the tulip fields.  I don’t think we were able to keep my youngest out of any of the puddles there, and frankly, there were a lot of puddles.  The look of sheer joy as he stomped his foot to see the splash come back up was worth the drenched clothes.  Overall, it was a cold and wet visit, but it’s a family tradition which I wouldn’t give up for anything.

Welcome to Tulip Town, Mt. Vernon, WA.  The tulip is world’s peace flower.

This is a storyboard, which tells a story.  In this case, I wanted to showcase all the gorgeous blooms from the different tulip varieties. 

My oldest kept doing this for all the pictures.  I’m not sure if it was because it was super-windy and he liked the feeling of the wind between his arms, or he’s just being funny.  Most likely the latter.

See, the arms are up again!  He has a much more gleeful expression on his face in the red tulips, perhaps he liked them better than the pink ones.  🙂

I tried to get both boys into the cute tulip action, but my youngest wasn’t having any inkling of cooperating with mommy.

I had much better luck sneaking up behind them.  I love how you can see the dried mud on both of them from their numerous falls in mud puddles while walking around the tulips.

This is perhaps, one of my favorite pictures I’ve taken of my boys.  I love that my oldest is still attached to the ground with some mud strings.  I love that my youngest is so bundled against the cold he looks like a sumo wrestler about to chest bump his brother.  And I love the puddles you can see them both trying to jump over. 

Another storyboard.  This one showing off my oldest son actually jumping over a puddle.  I love the lean he has in the first picture! 

Did I mention my son likes to jump?  🙂

The required “go stick your nose in the flower, son!” pose.

By this time, he was wet, cold, tired, and oh so done posing for me.  I think his facial expression sums it up quite well.

Our 2010 trip to Tulip Town