Wednesday, April 21, 2010

you light up my life, you bring me joy...

Seattle Day 3
Of course our trip to Seattle in spring wouldn't be complete without a trip to Skagit Valley to see the tulips!

I was really excited to take Kimmy and Elsie up there, since Kim hadn't been to the festival since high school and I knew they would love all the pretty flowers.
The weather was absolutely fabulous (in fact it even got a little toasty and our cheeks and chests got a tad bit of color), and even though there was sooooo many people, we had a great time and saw some gorgeous tulips.
All of the main fields of tulips had been trimmed, so the only flowers to see were in Roozengaarde and Tulip Town
but those are my usual stops anyway...I just wasn't used to everyone else in the city hitting up my destination spots.
We were able to walk through all the tulips and the girls just loved it.
Elsie just kept saying how pretty they all were.
Q had a hard time grasping the concept of "soft" with the flowers, but she loved them all so much
Although these pictures of Q may not show it, she did have a good time...we are still learning how to smile when mommy isn't taking the pictures and making her laugh.
Of course we all had to take our usual pictures in the flowers....don't they always look like senior pictures?
and we couldn't leave our favorite frog alone...
After we hit up the two parks we stopped at Snow Goose Produce for some delicious homemade ice cream on waffle cones...delicious. Then back to Diane's, but first we stopped for dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory...one of my favorites.

Kim's flight left the next morning at 6:40, so that meant I was up at 4:45 am to get her to the airport...so it was an early night for me....

but such a great weekend!

here are some flower shots that I took...man I love tulips




9 comments:

Jill said...

All your pictures are so pretty! I love the tulips, looks like you guys had a fabulous time.

Annie said...

Love all the pics. Jealous of your guy's good time!

Kimmy said...

It makes me so happy to look at all these pictures! One of the best days I've had in a long time. I loved seeing the tulips again and being there will you all.

auntiescary said...

ssssooooooo........jealous! I only went to the Tulip Festival once but the wonder of it and the great weather etc etc made it perfect and that's how I always remember it!
Woodland park zoo??? Question - 2nd cousin Diane - as in Roylance? Tell her hi! if that's the one and if she remembers me. She was a peach way back when and I'm sure still is.
What a fun weekend. say hey to fake cousin Emily too.

Earl Family said...

Those flowers are beautiful!!

dirty>south said...

the pics of Q and Els are cool. I'm def in next year.

Colleen said...

Could Elsie and Qiana be any cuter?! I do not believe so! What beautiful tulip pictures. Your "senior" pictures cracked me up, especially the one of you looking off into space. SO FUNNY!!!

Angelique said...

So fun! Makes me want to go to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point. Except, it doesn't compare to this one you went to.

melanie said...

Gorgeous flowers but I LOVE two photos the mose, the photo of Elsie and Qiana & the one of you and Kim. Adorable, all 4 of you!!