Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I really wanted to do something earthy on earth day. I had visions of doing something to help out the planet, or raise awareness of some plaguing issue, or something like that. As usual, I didn't make it happen. Instead, Mae and I wore our earth day shirts (hers made from organic cotton "little tree hugger", mine from recycled coke bottles "rehash your trash") and we went to Thanksgiving Point. Every year Thanksgiving Point has a tulip festival, and I have to be there. I love it.
This year, because its been so cold, the tulips were late in coming out. They were only at 40% when we went, and it was almost the end of April! Of course it was still beautiful, and we had a fabulous time.
Even when there are no flowers, Thanksgiving Point is still stunning to me. I love the water feature, which I believe is the largest man made waterfall in the United States.
All of these next pictures might look the same to you, but I love each of them. I think they all show off different parts of Mae's personality.
If you ask Mae to smile, she will. But she also closes her eyes, like this.
We visited all of their individual gardens, but we had the best time in the Secret Garden, and had it almost all to ourselves (which is a miracle!)
Mae went in and out of the door about 17 million times.
We played for a long time in the water.
We also had to jump off of every high ledge there was. If you say "one," Mae will enthusiastically say "two" and then something that resembles "three/one/wee!" and jump right to you. She'll even jump right to you if you haven't said anything and aren't paying attention.
Jayson taught me a lot about my camera and taking pictures. I still have no idea what I'm doing.
Mae took a little spill when we were leaving. Even when she's mad, she's still the most adorable thing to me. Look at that face!
I tried my best to make her feel better...
But as usual, she didn't want me. She wanted this guy....
He has a way with her that I never will.
We had such a fantastic time. I loved this calm evening together amiss all of the recent craziness.