Friends, Flowers, and Fountains

July 24, 2009

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Last Sunday we took a little trip to Longwood Gardens with Kira and Ivy. Some of you might remember that Pat and I took the kids there around the holidays to see their Christmas exhibit. It was so crowded that we didn't get to see much and left feeling a little frustrated. This time it was so much different....there were not many people at all.

It was a gorgeous day and we all had a wonderful afternoon. I went a little nuts with the camera.....there were so many pretty things. The flowers and fountains were amazing and not to mention all of the beautiful architecture. Of course we snuck in some shots of our little beauties too!!


I will let the pictures do most of the talking......

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Sarah shooting Kira one of her looks.....I think she was tryint to protect her pretzels or she was asking Kira for one of hers:) The girls ate almost an entire bag of Honey Wheat Pretzels.....I can't blame them, they are SO addicting:)

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Aren't these fountains beautiful? The girls saw the water and couldn't wait to go in......although, we had to point them to the fountains that were designated for the little ones....

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Now this one was more their size.......

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Kira absolutely loved this fountain.....she even put her face right in the stream of water....what a cutie!!

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And after an hour in the fountains......this is what Sarah looked like. Good thing we brought towels and an extra sets of clothes......we sure needed them:)

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Had to get a couple shots of the beautiful flowers.....

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend......we have a busy one ahead!!

39 comments:

Mama Duck said...

Fountains, flowers, and beautiful little girls...ingredients for some gorgeous pictures, and even better, fantastic memories!

Jodee Leader said...

What a fun place for a playdate! I love the fountain pictures and it looks like the girls had a blast!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Kate said...

Lovely pictures...in one of my favorite locations!!! I love every one!!!

Happy Friday...

k.

Alicia W. said...

I would love to visit a place like that with my kids - how beautiful!

day by day said...

Beautful pictures, Lisa!! Your Sarah is such a cutie....her sassiness cracks me up!!

I should bring the girls to LG...I know Ella would just love it!!

Have a great week-end, Lisa!! Hopefully we lose this rain. : )

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Beautiful ~ absolutely beautiful. Your photos are just breath taking. And Sarah is just so darn cute~ the one of her laughing so hard (behind the fountain) is by far my favorite.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,

Krista

Dita said...

Wow...those pictures really DID do the talking! What a gorgeous place...I would love to go sometime!

I love seeing these two together. Kira is so precious and Sarah, well, all I can say is her infectious personality just jumps right off my screen!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend...I am so excited for you....:)

Sandy Toes said...

What a beautiful place with the water...the best part is getting wet..how could you not??!!

sandy toe

Jboo said...

Oh wow -- such beautiful photos of the girls and the flowers too! That looks like a wonderful place!

Have a fun weekend.

Janet

sara said...

What a gorgeous place - what gorgeous girls!! I want some honey wheat pretzels too!

Kelly And Allison said...

Love the new blog design. Classic.

Gail said...

These are adorable Lisa! Sarah has the most infectious smile and I'm sure a laugh to match it. You're so fortunate to live near such a beautiful place. You have great locations near you I notice.
Love the fountains too.

Have a wonderful weekend friend! :)

Rachel said...

Sounds lik ea wonderful day! You got some great pictures. I love the expressions on teh girls faces. I love the fountains and that they have some for the kids to play with.

Have a great weekend!

Kayce said...

What a beautiful place! Those fountains are gorgeous!! Love the photos as always, you are so talented!!

Kim said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! What a neat place to take pictures! I am always in awe if your photograpghy.

Have a great weekend! Jodee, our kids and I are going frog hunting tonight, you can bet that will be a great pot!

Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

Fabulous, fantastic and fun! What a gorgeous place to visit! Beautiful shots - truly!

redmaryjanes said...

Absolutely stunning!

Colleen said...

Gorgeous!!!!! What a fantastic place!! The photo of Sarah all wet is my favorite!!! Who could resist those fountains!!:)

Courtney said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the one of Sarah looking at the fountain,she has a total look of glee on her face!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

wow lisa they are beautiful.

Lea
xo

elliotts said...

Beautiful pictures!! Our exchange student went there just before her travel back to Norway...I've never been but it is definately on my list of things to do!!

Have a good weekend,
Diane

Laura said...

What happy girls. Looks like they had a blast. Happy Friday. I got the mail yesterday, thank you!!

Laura

Marla said...

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Have a great, busy weekend.

Colleen said...

Lisa these are all so beautiful!!!!! Looks like such a fun day : )

Polar Bear said...

Oh My Goodness! That place is amazing! I've never heard of it, but I think it will have to go on the "List of things to do". :o)

Your pictures are wonderful! As Always!!

Carol VR said...

Wow, was Sarag ever drenched!!!!

Our Complete Family said...

Great playdate! Looks like a beautiful place and a fun place, too! Sweet, sweet photos Lisa!
xo

Wanda said...

GOOOORRRRGEOUS!!!!

:)

Missy said...

What beautiful pictures of such gorgeous little girls and gardens!!! I love Sarah's little smile...she is so expressive. I want to go to those fountains and play, too :)

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are stunning! I love the look of pure joy on Sarah's face after playing in the fountains!
Jami

EllieNat said...

I can't get over how gorgeous your photos are! You have a way of really capturing Sarah's emotions in your photos.

sunnyme said...

Sarah is getting so big and just seems so happy in her soaked wet dress :)
And this garden is just beyond amazing!

Marla said...

Wow girl, these are gorgeous! Love those cute girls and look at you shooting flowers, too! :)

Happy Sunday!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

Hey sweet friend~ I have missed hearing from you and wanted to stop by and say Hi!!!

Shelly and Family said...

What a great day at the park! We'll have to catch up tomorrow afternoon. Got home and had a ton of things to do - like trying to find another SW...details tomorrow my friend...

Heather said...

We love Longwood...truly one of my favorite places! You have such a gift with the camera! I just love watching your photos evolve...so beautiful!

Hugs,
Heather

Dawn said...

Lisa,

Beautiful pictures!! I just love your pictures, they are wonderful!!

Thanks for letting me know about the blog header and switching out pictures. I just emailed the person that redid my blog to begin with to see about updating the pictures. I appreciate you taking the time to answer me.

Thanks,

Dawn

Jonni said...

Lisa,

Hi sweetie, sorry it has been so long since I had a chance to stop by. WOW, these images are gorgeous and I love Sarah's new haircut. Hope you all are well. :)

Hugs,
Jonni

jenbusymom said...

Gorgeous pics, love the outfit, the smile, the fountain, the expressions, love, love love!