Day two of spring break adventures finds us at the Thanksgiving Point gardens. Once again the older boys were off doing their own thing so it was the girls and Nicolas and Cody. Today we added Dana Harrell, who is Markee and Tamsyn's friend and my friend Laurie's daughter.
The weather held out for us until just before we left when the wind started whipping. The rain began after we had returned home. Perfect!
The gardens were beautiful and the girls had a great time together. I am so blessed to have wonderful sisters-in-law and fabulous nieces. How fantastic that the cousins are all such good friends!
The younger boys had fun hiding from the girls and spying on them from afar for much of our walk around the gardens. The tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, etc were in full bloom and we were able to enjoy the splendor without the hassle of the crowds who will descend on the gardens for the Tulip Festival later this week.
One great addition to the gardens is the "Light of the World" garden which features full-size statuary of scenes from our Savior's life. It is a work in progress so right now there are only a few life-sized statues, although there are many models of the work to come. It is going to be incredible!
We, of course, had to finish up our adventure with ice cream from the ice cream shop at Thanksgiving Point. It isn't an adventure unless ice cream is involved!
Here are pictures of our day:
Posing on the bridge
See a statue, be a statue
Feeding the fishies
Not sure exactly what was going on here . . .
But now they are all the fiercest models they can be. Unfortunately Tamsyn was hidden behind Markee.
Spying on the girls . . .
"It is I, be not afraid". I was touched by this amazing statue.
Planking in the secret garden
Yoga in the secret garden
I love hyacinths!
Rolling down the hill, of course
Markee being Spidey up the hill - psst! is the sound of her webslinging. There is a story that goes with this. When we were at LegoLand last year a little boy was walking by Markee. He looked at her and just held out his hand, Spiderman-style, and said, "psst" and kept walking. It was hilarious!
Can't go home without a stop for ice cream!
What?! The ice cream is gone??