So back in April (the 26th, to be exact), my Grandma, Aunt Marianne, myself and my girls went out to Thanksgiving Point to see the tulip festival. We picked a perfect day, where the weather was nice, but not too hot, and the bloom rate (or something like that) was around 70% (meaning about 70% of the flowers were blooming at that point). It was beautiful! I feel like I should apologize in advance--I didn't take many pictures of the flowers. They were so pretty, but I know that I don't love looking at pictures of flowers--I prefer pictures of the people I love, so here they (mostly) are.
What I saw a lot of (and loved):
They have a big koi fish pond, which the girls loved. Great-grandma Wilde spent a couple quarters on some fish food, and the girls had a blast tossing it in to the monstrously large fish:
The girls also loved the fountain in the Secret Garden (made to resemble the book, which I loved). Janey in particular liked to play with the fountain's spray, and since it was mostly hitting herself, we let her... :) :
The girls were also just being so funny--they love taking large amounts of pictures and making as many faces as they can...:
This is really hard to see, but there was an owl with her babies by the waterfalls:
And last, but definitely not least, while we were there we saw this snake:
which decided to not just slither under our stroller for shade and protection, but to actually climb (slither?) INTO the basket of our stroller! I freaked out, and couldn't do anything, but my grandma grabbed that snake by the tail and whipped it right out of the stroller. I was way impressed... and a little freaked out. I mean, it was a harmless garden snake, but still--in my stroller with Janey and Cailin? I don't think so! And just to give a little perspective, those pavers are at least 4 inches across--that was a monster of a garden snake!