Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Braces Off!

After two years and five months (and so many visits to the orthodontist that I can't even count them!) the day finally arrived for Hayley to get her braces off!  To say that she was excited was a little bit of an understatement!

One last photo of Hayley just before her appointment with her braces on.

Dr. Kashner (love him!) just finished removing her braces.

One pretty, happy girl with pretty, straight teeth!

I had taken this photo the night before her appointment.  Last picture of both kids with metal mouths!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

After checking the weather forecast for the week of the kids' Spring Break we decided to head up to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival on the Monday.  It was a beautiful day for the drive and to check out all of gorgeous scenery.  Unfortunately, I didn't check the website prior to driving up so I didn't realize that most of the tulips weren't in bloom yet (we were about a week and a half early), but all of the daffodil fields were in bloom.  We were told to head to a couple of local farms that are geared for tourists because they force some of their tulips earlier, so we still got to see plenty of beauties and we had a great day.  We hadn't been since Luke was one!

Luke wanted a photo in front of his favorite color.  These were 'Emporor' tulips.

I loved the way these guys were peeking through this fence.