Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tulips, Tulips, Tulips

I can't be the only person to have noticed...when is Spring going to get here? We're tired of all the rain, thankyouverymuch. To alleviate our spring fever, we went to the Tulip Festival yesterday in Woodburn. Brilliant idea, I know...except that it was raining all last week so the farm was like a giant mud wrestling arena. Still, we managed to have plenty of fun.

Happy Happy Shoe Makers

Dan & Andrea were sporting enough to drive along with us despite our rowdy boys. The least we could do is give them a nice souvenir photo.

Pretty, no?

I'm so glad I found this tulip! These are the kinds of streaky tulips that started Tulipmania (history lesson here) back in 1637. I've never seen one of these bulbs before and I may not ever again; once-in-a-lifetime find.

Love this one. Looks like the boys belong on the farm. "What do you want to do today, Hans?" "Let's fertilize the tulips, Franz!"

We took several of these pictures and Carter pulled a different face in each one. Like father, like son.

"Okee-dokie, Hans,...I get zee wooden shoes on Tuesday und weekends, you get zee rest of der days". "Zis eez all too confusing, Franz, let's share das shoes!"

Bump! TLC at 30 weeks and 2 days. (gulp)

Georgina crosses the Delaware?

The boys (Hans und Franz) used their own allowance to pay for this fun trampoline ride. Jordan scratched an item off his bucket list by doing a flip.


  1. I love tulips! I served my mission in Holland and got to go to Keukenhof.

  2. Loved this fun post - thanks!