Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Family Night: Azaleas!

We live in an area where the azaleas are prolific this time of year! We have a couple of small bushes in our yard and Emily has been especially aware of their beauty this year. She has learned what kind of flower they are and we've had fun pointing them out all over town.

I knew there was a spot nearby that had really gorgeous azaleas and, while we went about one week past their prime, they were still beautiful and the evening was fun for all of us!

I think the highlight of the evening for Emily was a bride and groom getting their pictures taken in the area we were walking and looking at the flowers. It began to sprinkle as we arrived, but the ladies had fun sporting their umbrellas!

20 comments:

Katy said...

hehe....so sweet! :)

Mary Ann said...

Our yard is full of azaleas and they are just beginning to bloom for the year. So pretty!

Wendi said...

Azaleas are one of my favorite flowers. They just don't grow well where I live. It looks like you had a great time... sweet pictures!

Holly C. said...

Your kids are darling!

Jenny said...

They are really beautiful flowers. I don't see many here in Utah.

The Parson's Wife said...

Eeer, winter storm warning here... I will mail the jars today or tomorrow... Bless your week!

Cheryl said...

Love Azaleas. Such a pretty flower and your Littles are just the sweetest. Loved your pics.

...they call me mommy... said...

CUTE! I'm thinking of giving my kiddos little umbrellas for their spring gift! :D

Danielle said...

Beautiful flowers!

I couldn't help but notice how much your older daughter looks like Carrie and your son looks like his dad! Happy Spring! I love simple family nights!

Elizabeth said...

They are so sweet! And I agree about how pretty azaleas are. Nothing is blooming here yet though---we're getting about a foot of snow today!

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Sharon said...

How beautiful Monica! Wow! The kids look like they had a great time. I remember how excited I was with my first umbrella :)

Anonymous said...

Precious pictures, Monica!
This brought back memories of my first visit to your home/area some 3 years ago. What a beautiful time of year there!
Little Samuel looks so sweet with all of his teeth showing! He's growing up so fast!
The girls are adorable, too, of course.

Love you, Grandma

Anonymous said...

Lovely, oh the Azaleas are nice, but those sweet smilin children!!!tammyp

ThroughAMothersEye said...

What sweet pictures!
Are yard is full of azaleas, but ours are just now starting to bloom!!

*carrie* said...

Love these springy pix, esp since it's SNOWING here today!

Jessica said...

What a cute picture of your girls with their tongues out!

Elise said...

How beautiful!! I love that top photo, especially!! I was so excited the other day to notice azalea blossoms on the bush in front of our new home!!
Elise

Hadley said...

what adorable girls!

Mom said...

We have snow here, so I'm happy to enjoy your spring flower photos! :) Love the photos of the littles -- including the silly faces on Emily and Rachel! Love you, Mom