dear temple square groundkeepers:
i desperately wanted to take kate to see your beautiful tulips before they all died.
unfortunately the weather never really cooperated until this week.
so on wednesday- with the sun shining and the temperature rising,
kate and i headed into the city to view your handiwork.
the grounds were filled with activity-
men and women planting new flowers and tearing out the old [so sad to see the tulips go].
kate had a wonderful time running around and getting in your way
[sorry about her climbing into your trucks]
and when she paused for longer than a minute to watch one of you work with the dying tulips,
she was rewarded with a flower the size of her body.
another perk of toddlerhood- you can sit down [almost] anywhere/anytime you desire.
extra smiles are given if you spend a moment counting your toes out loud.
many thanks to that groundkeeper who made my child's day.
she dragged that flower all around temple square with a smile on her face.
[i kept waiting for someone to reprimand me about letting my child pick the flowers. thankfully no one said a word about her souvenir]