Monday, May 17, 2010

Lilacs

This weekend we ventured out to the Rochester Lilac Festival. The flowers were not as great as last year's since we have had a warm spring and the lilacs bloomed early, but it was a fun night with the family.

It is held at Highland Park, which is only a little over a mile away, so we decided to walk there. And you will notice that even though it is mid-May, we are all bundled up. Gotta love Rochester!
Some of the flowers at the festival

Do you guys remember the band 10,000 maniacs (Natalie Merchant sang with them)? They played that night and I actually really like a few of their songs- so it was fun to hear them live.

The highlight of Daniel's night was scoring a big bag of 'fluffy candy'. After he had it smeared all over his face, coat, and my stroller- we decided that it was probably his last bag of the fluffy candy.

Daniel on the kiddie train ride

Bryson and Jamesie

And my personal favorite- the homemade Henry's Kettle Corn. We got a HUGE bag last year too and finished it off within hours. It is the best!!

It was dark, but here are a few of the lilacs- so pretty and I cannot describe how wonderful is smelled as we were walking around.

The next pics are for my mom who helped me put together this paint-on chalkboard. It turned out great and Daniel and his buddies have loved drawing their 'cars' on it.

Daniel and his friend Lucas.

Hope you had a great weekend too!

4 comments:

Sheryl said...

love the chalkboard idea! your family is precious as ever.

Dayna said...

That chalkboard idea is GENIUS!!! You will have to tell me how you did it. I want to do the same for when Jayne gets older.

Those pictures are great. Sounds like you guys had a fun time- and that kettle corn reminds me of Deep Creek Lake!

kelly said...

love the chalkboard. how do you like your double jogger? we are in the market for one.

George Family said...

Beautiful! The jogger looks great too. I have one and love it. Glad you enjoyed your night - and the fluffy candy. That's SO something Hunter would do.