Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day!!

for the past few years…2010, 2009, 2008…my wish on Mother’s Day is a visit to the Botanical Garden after church.

i was spoiled in the morning…breakfast in bed, endless homemade cards (my favorite!!) and flowers!

after church we headed to the gardens   bggate

my favorite spot to take pictures of the kids!!!


the garden had an exhibit of treehouses that were made by local designers….treehouse#1….not really a house in a tree but we liked it anyways!


treehouse #2  my favorite!


once inside…this is the view when you look up!!


the kids running to the next treehouse #3


treehouse #4 the kids’ favorite


tree house #5 least favorite…there were bees ;)


the children’s garden is amazing….a wishing tree, water pump, pebble pool, a solar powered water fountain…so magical, so fun for the kids to explore.


Caroline’s wish “ I wish for two dogs. I wish for a garden like this.”


family shot!!!

there is an amazing herb garden….i think i have the only 4 year old who is obsessed with lemon balm;)


I could spend all day taking pictures of the flowers.


and taking pictures of the kids….i didn’t even need skittles to bribe them to smile!!!


we had a picnic lunch

played frisbee


  i think we could of stayed all day…..Cooper, “can we see all the tree houses again???”

love that they enjoyed it as much as i did!      bgtulips



Allison Nicole said...

cool pics jess! where is this place that i dont know about? would like to take my kids!

Kati Duncan said...

Awesome pics! So glad you had a nice mothers day!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Great pictures especially of your children. That is the neatest park I have ever seen!

Shannon said...

Looks and sounds like it was a wonderful Mother's Day!

Pam said...

so cool! I would love to visit this place!! can you tell us where it is?? Happy Mother's day!

Gabe said...

Looks like a wonderful day. Just your family. . .Wonderful!

My Annika loves chives. . .at least lemon balm doesnt leave a nasty smell like those chives!

Kim said...

What a perfect day!!! A gorgeous place to take photos. AND kids who smile??!? Definitely a perfect day. :)

I love the botanical garden here too. They always have such cool things for the kids to explore.

OH! And I love that you got a family photo! YEAH!!!

Jen said...

Great Mother's day wish! The pics are great...and the day looked perfect!

sloan said...

WOW!! Gorgeous gorgeous photos, jess!! Those spring colors are incredible, so vibrant - and the kids?! must've been a mother's day gift to have such full cooperation and huge smiles!! truly looks like a perfect mother's day ;-)
Happy Mother's Day to you!!