Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Gardens at Thanksgiving Point

Today we took advantage of Thanksgiving Point "Two Dollar Tuesday". So we (my Mother-in-law and Sister-in-law and her children and my boys) went up to Lehi to see these gardens. When we first got there we went to the Children's Gardens. They had fountains and mazes, but when we got there it was jammed packed and busy. So we opted out to the go the regular gardens. You would think that 5 children under the age of 5 would get extremely bored with looking at flower, but they had a blast. As the afternoon wore on we all got rather hot and needed lunch and a good nap but we all had a great time. I would say that my most favorite part of it all was rose garden and a tunnel that had honeysuckle growing over the top. It was georgus. If I ever had a mansion (yeah right) but had tons of land to put something in there, I would want a garden just like they had there. Flowers, trees, shrubs, ground cover everything you could think of. It was beautiful and the smell! Oh I can now understand how my Aunt Ruth Ann feels about her flowers!

Brandon and Nathan also had a rather fun time with taking pictures. Brandon would get down on one knee and get close to a flower and click. He suprisinly enough got a few good shots. Nathan on the other hand just hit the click button and was done. Brandon was a splitting image of his father, it was exactly what Travis would have done if he was there. They also loved the map. They "needed" a map so they knew what was going on. And I just thought they were pretending to know what to do, but they actually knew what was on there. Both Nathan and Brandon pointed out landmarks and told me that it was on the map. I was quite surprised. Kimball had a good time lounging in the stroller and was completely okay looking out at the different colors that he could see. He was a perfect baby as usual.

I usually don't like nature that much, I appreciate it, but not a big fan of looking at it constantly, but I would love to take Travis to there and walk hand in hand together through the gardens, that would make a very romantic date….hmmm….I will have to get on that.

The first one is of some beautiful orange red colors....then Brandon and Nathan looking at a map....then Brittnay, Sierra, Nathan, Kimball and Brandon posing for a treat.
Brittney in the frangres garden....I love this pink flower...then of course Nathan and Brandon looking at the map again.
Brandon, Mommy, Kimball and Brandon posing for a treat again...Nathan after a snack waiting to be pushed....Brandon saying cheese.

Brittney waiting for her snack...Brandon pushing Nathan, such a big helper...Brandon, Sierra and Nathan waiting for their gold fish.


Anonymous said...

pretty garden!

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Kayla said...

Crystal Your boys are so adroable! You take such good pics!

Rachel said...

I've always wanted to go! It's so beautiful :)