Sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses or in my case, the closest flower.
There’s so much going on and so little time. I’m 3 and 1/2 months away from having another baby boy. Farmhouse Design District is scheduled to open in October. We still have a lot to renovate in our home and I’m a stay at home mom of 3 yr old twins.
My family is my first priority. Everything else has to fall in place. Confession, sometimes that’s easier said than done. I’m juggling a lot. I stay grounded by making memories and building unbreakable bonds with my husband and children. This week has been rough. I decided the kids and I needed a change of pace and I really wanted to bring them to a local flower farm in my town.
I grew up in a broken family, but can remember some amazing family outings that still to this day feel magical. I had my parents’ undivided attention as we explored gardens, nature trails, lakes, and traveled to various landmarks. I hold onto those memories and want to create the same with my own children.
I packed the kids up and drove 6 miles to The Sunflower Garden, a pick your own flower farm. If you live near this place, you HAVE to go!
If you are looking for a free activity, this flower farm is a must! You can come and walk through the flower fields, feed the chickens, play on the farm, all for free. It only costs money if you plan on cutting flowers for a bouquet.
For $10 you can fill a galvanized bucket with as many flowers as you can fit! When I got home, I realized I had enough for two huge bouquets. What an awesome deal! I won’t be going to the grocery store for my flowers again.
Luke and Julia absolutely loved helping me cut the flowers. Julia smelled every flower she could! Luke had fun cutting sunflowers and then moved onto playing with the bean bag toss game set up between two rows of wildflowers.
We had a blast playing in the flower fort, feeding the chickens, riding on the tractor, and learning how to catch and release butterflies! The looks on their faces when the butterflies “tickled” them and then fluttered away were priceless; their giggles were contagious! I treasure the moments when my kiddos get to experience things for the first time. Their world expands before your eyes. It’s magical. I couldn’t ask for a better day!