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.
Welcome to Tulip Town! My oldest had to jump in order to be tall enough to be in the picture on the left.
I spy with my little eye, a hidden preschooler.
We visit the tulip festival every year, since it occurs around my oldest’s birthday. Look at how much he has grown! :sniff:
Stand by the tulips and pose, boys. This is the best that I could get.
Mainly, they were way more interested in the mud, and mud puddles, than the tulip flowers.
I wonder what made these kid size boot prints…
If only there was some clue to tell me.
Splish splash, some one took a mud bath.
If you are local and haven’t been up here, go! It’s so beautiful, and the festival runs the entire month of April.
Pretty, pretty tulips!
Up close and personal with a tulip.
Sometimes, you just gotta let them lecture you, and try not to laugh at the expressions on their sweet faces.
Happy, happy kiddo.
I let my oldest have my camera, and he took this shot! Proud mama right here, such a nice capture!
My youngest thought he was so sneaky making faces while we were taking pictures.
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.
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……
They even had face painting inside the barn!
At the end of the day though, it was mostly two little boys doing this.
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