Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival


I think this last week was our biggest adventure to date.

We scored some sweet tickets to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon. It was gorgeous! At over 15 acres of tulip fields, this farm has a beautiful view of Mount Hood. The festival is rounded off with food, carnival rides and stalls full of wonderfully handmade trinkets to buy. Although I was nervous the crowds would worry the boys, there was so much that amazed them, they didn't have time to think about the chaos around them.

Middle son had his eye on naming all the tulips after pokemon and older son thought if he stood over the flower, he would somehow understand it better. Youngest just stepped in every mud puddle along the path as he was so in awe he wasn't watching where he was going.

Lunch was first on our agenda and the wood stove pizza cart was perfect for almost all of us. Youngest decided to stick with granola bars and Gatorade as he is not a pizza fan. 

Once lunch was done, the carnival was the next stop and middle son took to the largest slide he had ever seen, while the other two tried to get on a bounce house, but didn't have the patience to wait in the line. Instead, they made their way to the spinning strawberries reminding me of the tea cups at Disneyland when we spun around so fast that one of my younger brother's was almost sucked out by the momentum. Ah, good memories. 

After all the fun was had, we shopped for a little while and then got ice cream on our way back to the car. Three hours had passed since we arrived until we left. The sun was bright and the air was cool. It has the perfect day.