Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Daffodil Fields

Despite feeling spectacularly cruddy yesterday (and having a teething one-year-old), I went ahead with plans I had made to visit the daffodil fields near our town. I met up with my wonderful mother-in-law first and she shared a 30% off coupon at Kohl's with me, so that was a great start to the day. We made a few other quick stops and then headed to the daffodil fields. I am SO glad that we went! This is a beautiful place, filled with acres and acres of my very favorite flower. God's glory shines in each lovely blossom.
Here's me and my babies:
Here, if you look carefully, you can see Bridget was crossing her arms and walking away from me to tell me "No, thank you Mommy. I'd rather not have my picture taken right now."

There are two lakes on the 1000-acre property, with fun wooden bridges crossing parts of them. The boys LOVED the bridges and had fun playing on/near the exceptionally high one that had a very scary drop-off on the other side. Henry is flirting with the not-quite-as-high edge in this picture...

and Jonah is having fun thowing things into the safer LOW edge of the lake.

There is a replica of an old log cabin on the property and the kids enjoyed playing on the porch. Henry seemed to fit right in with his cowboy gear. I got a great photo of Grammy with Jonah near the cabin:

And Grammy with the lovely Bridget:

I had to zoom pretty far to get this next shot, so I'm not surprised at how fuzzy it came out. I still think it's a sweet picture, though! This was the first picture I took of them in the daffodils when we got there and the boys were SO excited! Henry had so much fun there that he asked if we could have his next birthday party there. :) I'm sure he'd be disappointed if we showed up in May and all the daffodils were gone!

The property is hilly and covered in trees and almost everywhere you look there are beautiful daffodils blooming! The people that manage the property let visitors in for free and ask only that visitors not disturb the flowers. So we could walk all among the flowers and it was just so peaceful!
This was my last shot on the way out--I took it while we were driving! I just LOVE how the sun was making each little flower seem to GLOW!

I forgot to mention....Daffodils have always been my favorite flower, so I used them as the main flower in my wedding bouquets. So now they have an even more special meaning for me! :)


Heidi Jo said...

oh lisa, that is a beautiful shot of you with the kids! that looks like a glorious way to spend a day...i love it.

Just Mom said...

GORGEOUS! Oh, how I look forward to Spring.

Andrea said...

How fun.

I loved going there last year with you. It is such a beautiful place. I still have a pic of Lexi and Henry together that is so sweet.

Kim said...

How fun! And gorgeous!! When can we go??? :)

Alisa said...

Wow! That really is amazing! Did you find directions online? I wonder if I'll be able to make it before they wither away. Ours are already dying :(
Great pictures!