How lucky were we? Mimi and Poppop made it to town to care for Carter while I had my first overnight trip without the booger (more on that later). He had a ball with them – they went to the Museum of Flight, the farmers market, and of course, to the beach to throw rocks. Watch your rocks, folks, this kid has an obsession. I fear for my windows’ future.
I was fortunate enough to get one day with them before they headed to back to hot Texas, so we drove up to the tulip fields in Skagit Valley, about an hour north of Seattle. Last year, my booger was the charmer of the century. I put him in gathering bins (mom of the year, talk about sharp, rusty edges) and people gathered to take pictures of the cute “little girl” (???? has CJ ever really looked like a girl?).
This year was a little different. That’s right folks, we have a full fledged toddler on our hands! One who isn’t thrilled about his picture being taken.
But he’ll occasionally pretend and drop a smile.
And then take off on a dead run for the hills…
As far away from you as he can get – dodging if it is necessary.
The tulips don’t mind being photographed though.
Sometimes, we could sneak in a picture as he was running through the rows (oops, not allowed).
Apparently, it was funny when they would brush his arms.
If any drought ridden Texans need help locating water, this kid is your friend. He’s a pro at finding agua.
And subsequently, the rocks that belong in them.
We had to take a break for a snack, because this mama was still on relaxing Mexico time and paid little mind to crazy pants’ schedule. Guess what he had for a snack? No, not a tulip as it appears, but a (free, thank you Roozengaarde staff) hot dog bun, because I’m THAT awesome.
After snack time he was so much more willing to pose for pictures. 😐
I mean, so excited about it!
So we let him run and I snapped some pictures of my lovely parents.
Then I looked over and found boy and agua. Seriously, he can find a puddle ANYWHERE.
And then he’ll dig for rocks to throw in said puddle. He was complete.
We had a great day at the tulip fields followed by a wonderful lunch at Seeds Bistro in La Conner. Carter played peek-a-boo with the booth behind us (much to their dismay, I’m sure) while we enjoyed good sandwiches and I told stories about my trip to Mexico.
Thanks to Mimi & PopPop for giving this mom a much needed break. I hope you enjoyed your time with CJ as much as he did with you! He still asks for one of you every morning when he wakes up.