I am laughing as I look at the photograph above. Yes, you would expect to see a field full of tulips at the Tulip Festival...but this year we didn't make it until the very last day of the festival, so they had already topped off the fields of tulips due to an early bloom. So that is exactly the kind of fields we saw!
Luckily, the gardens still had many varieties and we spent a couple of wonderful hours in the gardens and on the grounds at RoozenGaarde. Next year we'll be sure to go earlier!
Half the fun, though, was that we had Jacob's parents and youngest sister in town visiting. They spent 4 days with us. We went to the beach, the Tulip Festival, and the Zoo. We had a lovely time and a nice visit! Sawyer hadn't seen them since he was 6 months old, and of course it was their first time meeting Aspen. Sawyer had a lot of fun - it must be cool to have an 11-year-old Aunt to play with! Thanks for visiting us, Emma + Mom & Dad Carter - come back anytime!