Daffodil Festival


Ever since Lewie was born, my mom and I have made it a tradition to go to Hubbard Park's Daffodil Festival.  The park has 61 varieties of yellow and white daffodils on display, and altogether, it's projected that over 600,000 of them are in bloom right now!

The first year we took Lewie, it was easy peasy.  Being 8 months old, he sat comfortably in his stroller watching the hustle and bustle as my mother and I whisked him from one vendor booth to the next looking for beautiful treasures to take home.  His reward for being such a good baby was a homemade baseball cap with his name on it and some of mommy's ice cream.

Now it's four years later, and I had to plan our festival visit a little strategically.  I volunteered my husband to come to the festival so he could take Lewie on the rides, while my mom, girlfriend, and I had time to look at the arts and crafts.  My husband's "reward" of course was his own set of tickets to go on rides with Lewie and an opportunity to buy a steak sandwich among other things in the food area--a grand concession tent that has over 50 food items to choose from!  My husband had never been to the festival before, so it was fun to include him!

I'll admit that this year I was the one who was spoiled the most.  Not only did I get a chance to spend valuable time "shopping" with my mom and friend, but I had a chance to skip over to the ride section to see my "boys" in action too. It was a wonderful, wonderful time, and in the midst of it all, I was able to capture some daffodil photos of my little guy too.  Here's my four year old, and his many "personalities."

Lewie, the Philosopher

Lewie, the Angel

Lewie, the Bold

Lewie, the Entertainer

Lewie, the Superhero

Lewie, the Dreamer
(He looks like my dad in this photo.)

Here's to wishing everyone a happy spring and some happy festival days ahead!


  1. It's great that we don't have to put personalities in a box, we can be a bit of everything!

    And what a wonderful tradition to uphold. Sometimes I tend to think of traditions in conjunction with holidays, I need to rethink that:)

  2. Oh, he is such a cutie! I love these pictures! And am totally jealous of the daffodil festival - it looks like so much fun! Hope you guys are having an awesome spring Annette!

  3. How fun! Beautiful photos! Glad you had a great time, xoxo

  4. Spring flowers, family, friends, shopping and fun... it all sounds like a perfect day!

  5. CUTE pictures!! This sounds like a perfect day! I love any type of flower festival!

  6. So glad you had a great time and love the Lewie photos!

  7. Such sweet pictures and of course I love the flowers too!

  8. I love this tradition! This is something he will cherish when he gets older. I hope you are well. Let's plan on mystic soon. Have a great day!
    Mama Hen

  9. love it!

    Oh my gosh, I love that last picture :) just precious!!!


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