Sunflowers 2011

We went to the Sunflowers for Wishes event last year (with teeny tiny Evan – seriously, he looks like such a BABY in those pictures) and it was really fun but crowded and hot and although it mades a great photo op I wasn’t sure I wanted to try it with two babies. But Sunday was a little overcast with predicted showers so we headed out right when they opened for the day and it wasn’t too warm or crowded. Plus, ice cream made it totally worth it.

Buttonwood Farms

Even better, I had mentioned our plan to my two best mama friends (mamas to Little Evan’s two best toddler friends) and we ran into both of them before we got on the hayride! I love having real life friends and I love that we’ve lived here in Connecticut long enough that we often just “run into” people I know when we’re out doing stuff (Except of course when I run into my OB at the grocery store in my pj’s. True story.)

Hayride! They gave us hay to feed the cows this year and the toddlers LOVED it.

Little Evan was ready to throw his entire body out of the wagon to get closer to the Cow-Moos.

Cow-Moo. Don't you love his coloring?

I put E in charge of pictures because of his fancy new photography class skills, but unfortunately for all he’s learned about aperture and focus and ISO, he still doesn’t have an eye for (what I consider) PRETTY pictures. I think the technical term is “composition” or maybe “figuring out how to zoom so you cut the strangers out of the background.” He also sucks at getting the kids to LOOK AT THE DAMN CAMERA. I’m looking forward to Caroline being slightly more self-sufficient so I can take control of the camera again without a baby trying to eat the lens.

At least you can see Caroline's adorable sunflower clippie. I'm wearing one too. MATCHING SUNFLOWERS OMG WE'RE TOO CUTE FOR LIFE.

And now no one is looking at the camera. But I have cute hair, so I'm posting it anyways.

Sunny Baby!

That's the SMALL tractor wheel

Amelia declared the tractor DIRTY but Evan tried to convince her it was cool

And then it was time for ice cream. Amen.

So what if she's not my kid? She's adorable!


She drew a crowd with her cuteness and she loved it.

I love my ginger baby

I will just stop now before I post the other five dozen shots of sunflowers in fields

If you’re seeing this and thinking “Oh no! We didn’t go this weekend!” don’t worry! You’ve got all week to go take your own gorgeous sunflower photos. I highly recommend 10 am sharp as the best time of the day.

The clippies Caroline and I are wearing came from Audry & Ulric, who I’ve written about as one of my favorite handmade shops before. The wonderful Samantha sent them to us as a lovely surprise thank you for mentioning her in my post last week. Isn’t she sweet?! I can’t even tell you how many people stopped me to compliment them.

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8 Responses to “Sunflowers 2011”

  1. Shari says:

    Oh my, those pictures of Caroline sitting in front of the sunflowers … cuteness overload! :)

  2. Cole says:

    Caroline’s sunflower outfit! So cute, and we love the matching clippies – Mommy is hoping for a girl so she can venture into the world of hair accessories and ruffly butts, too! Also, she demands a tutorial for your cute hair do, please.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, all! I think sunflowers are the blooms I’m most tempted by whenever I pass a florist – they look so fabulous in a vase, so summery!

  4. Sarah-Anne says:

    could you & caroline GET any more adorbs?! i think not. ya’ll are too cute for words.

  5. raincheckmom says:

    OMG. Why does CT have to be so far from VA?

  6. Stephanie says:

    Stunning! I love how Caroline’s hair is the exact hue as the interior ring of the sunflowers! And that last photo of the field under the sky is WOW! I am gonna have to google map that farm, since I am in CT!

  7. Keri-Anne says:

    hello from your newest liker
    i found your blog through the “similar to” feature on twitter!
    your babies are such sweeties!
    i too have a ginger toddler and hoping and praying that my four month olds hair turns ginger too!

    Keri-Anne x

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