Monday, April 27, 2009

Tulip Festival

Today we played hooky from school and headed down to the Skagit Valley Tulip festival. I have always wanted to go and seeing that bloom time is short, I picked today to go! It was a gorgeous day for an adventure. I took my parents and the kids, Sean had to work and off we went!

We arrived into Tulip Town and was greeted with amazing colour. I have never seen anything like this in my life. I never thought of tulips as a fragrant flower, but put all these thousands together, hmmm. Smelled wonderful!

It was incredibly dusty, so if you go with the kids, bring extra pants and socks and shoes. Here is me, taking one for the team (aka messing up my outfit) to get this beautiful shot:

The girls had a blast picking up the dead heads. They kept counting how many each of them had. But were a little dissapointed that they couldn't bring them home.

Kaylum did amazingly well. He quickly learned after popping a couple heads off my tulips, that they are for smelling, not breaking.

He really had the most fun in the dirt. Picking up big clumps, throwing dirt, sitting in the dirt, laying in the dirt. May have even tasted a little dirt while munching on cookies as well. Everyone walking by thought it was cute. And I got a lot of, oh that's a little boy, comments as well.

It was a gorgeous day, well worth the day off school. The crowd was pretty thin, the weather just right. The wind did pick up just as we were leaving though. They say they will have blooms through to Mother's Day. But I would get there sooner if you are planning on going. Its $5 to get into Tulip Town. And where you are done, you can hit the outlets on the way home!


Cathy said...

What a beautiful day you all had. Beautiful shots Sarah.

Just beautiful.

Kristy said...

Great shots Sarah!!
I love the ones of the girls in the rows of tulips...what a perfect day!

Michelle said...

Lovely pictures Sarah ;) Worth taking the kids out of school for.