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Where we were: Washington State tulip festival with kids

by Leanne

Every year we go see the tulips with the kids, and this year we decided to go even earlier than normal after hearing that the tulips were out even before the festival "official" opening. And, I'm really glad we did. Almost no crowds to deal with, great weather for pictures, and beautiful blooms in just about every field rounded out our trip to see the tulips at Roozengaarde in Mount Vernon, Wa. Tulip eyes
Here's just a few of the 200+ pictures of our trip up to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival this past weekend. B in tulip fields

Notice that mud on his shirt? Yeah, it was pretty muddy in some spots. By the time we left, we all ended up with a little mud on us, some of us more than others. Luckily, we plan ahead for mud and pack our rubber boots and big bags to hold muddy clothing afterwards. Tulips in waterOh, and of course the obligatory jumping in mud photo. I have quite the collection of pictures featuring my daughter jumping in tulip mud. Tulip mudHaving been for 7 years in a row now, this was the first time we've gone in March instead of late April. But, with the uncharacteristically high temps and our early spring, the best time to see the tulips is now, not at the end of the month. Baby carriers in tulipsSince my sister had so much fun with us last year, we talked her into bringing her two young sons for a day of romping around the mud with us. She didn't even mind when her oldest son walked out of there looking like he had swam through the mud. Just look at these adorable cousins enjoying the tulips together, pre- mud fest 2015. Cousins in tulipsThe fields were even more vibrant than they were in the past and I was happy to see them before Easter so we didn't have to fight the crowds. Me and my babesI love this picture of me and all my babies. It *may* have taken quite a few tries, but it was worth it.
Boys in tulip fieldsAren't my boys simply adorable? Here's a shot of all the boys. Boys in tulipsAnd one of hubby with his girl. Family in tulip fieldAnd, then one of my sister and her little ones. Aren't my nephews the cutest? I just want to smooch them! Jeanne and boys in tulipsBut, of all the shots taken that day, this one is my favorite. Just look at all this love!
Kissing in tulip fieldsAre you going to go see the tulips this year? Check out TulipFestival.org for more information about visiting the tulip fields and see where you can find the most blooms before you go. You can also go to Tulips.com to order direct from Roozengaarde or you can follow them on Facebook to find out more about this year's schedule.
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Jeanne April 9, 2015 - 12:17 pm

Ahhhh so cute!

Kerrie April 9, 2015 - 12:18 pm

So precious! We need to get up to see the tulips soon!

Holly E April 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Great pictures! I wish we had a tulip festival in Georgia.

[email protected] April 18, 2015 - 9:16 pm

Hi Leanne,
I love the pictures. I miss the tulip festival. The kids have grown up so much. I cannot wait to see them. I hope they still remember us. See you soon. Pathoum 🙂

Janet W. April 19, 2015 - 6:06 am

Your pictures are beautiful! I’d love to take some family photos here, too!

nicole dziedzic April 21, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Wow what beautiful colors, i would love to look outside and see all these in my backyard. So pretty, and what beautiful pictures.

James Robert April 22, 2015 - 8:19 am

My sister lived in Tacoma for about 5 years, she loved it in Washington State. You took some outstanding pics here, perfect time for photos

Julie Wood April 23, 2015 - 7:59 am

I have been to this Festival and the tulips are really breathtaking when you see them in person! You really took some great shots of the tulips! I bet you had a lot of fun!

JR FrugalMom April 29, 2015 - 6:41 pm

What a magnificent place, I cannot get over all of those vibrant colors. Your photos are really beautiful, and I love the one of all your boys together.

Dandi D August 24, 2015 - 4:08 am

What a fun place to go, and those are some beautiful pictures!


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