Tulip Field Tradition

Every year my kids and I head up to the Mt Vernon to take our annual picture in front of the tulips.

Did you know? Tulips are one of the only flowers that continue to grow after you cut the stem.


Tulip Town or Roozengaarde


Tulip Town and Roozengaarde are both great locations to see the blooms but here are a couple of differences:

Roozengaarde:

  • They have a beautiful garden to the left of the entrance. The planning that went into the garden was impressive. Each bed has a gorgeous display of different tulips of early and late bloomers.
  • The food options are delicious with hamburgers/hotdogs and snacks like kettle corn.
  • 2 different stores set them apart from other locations. A specific tulip store with fresh cut and potted flowers.

Tulip Town:

  • As you walk through the gates, there is a wonderful indoor display of different tulip types. If it is raining, this is a wonderful option for kids.

  • Similar to Roozengaarde, they have a beautiful garden to visit. Their flowers are fenced off to protect them from the grabby kiddos.
  • The fields aren’t fenced off and have a tractor that will take you around the exterior. Great hay ride for the kids.

Both locations are great options for that annual picture in front of the colorful tulip fields.

Animal Interactions

Looking for something fun to do during spring break. I recommend the Outback Kangaroo Farm located in Arlington, Washington. They have tours at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm from Thursday to Sunday. Be sure to show up 20 minutes before the tour because you aren’t allowed to see the kangaroos otherwise. The tours always start on time in my experience.


Outback Kangaroo Farm


Beautiful peacocks welcomed us in the parking lot. I haven’t seen peacocks with such prefect tail feathers before.

The first half of the tour, we visited the different kangaroos on the property. It appeared to be 3-5 different types of kangaroos available to pet. The kangaroo are so soft.

There were an set of albino kangaroos. Mother Nature Network has an awesome article on 22 different albino animals. They are so rare. Check out the article here for the full list of animals.

The second half hour we visited and fed the other animals which included alpacas, donkeys, goats, emus and lemurs. I think my husband was about to adopt a lemur. They are so friendly and active.

Did you know? Lemurs are lead by an alpha female. Sorry King Julian.

My toddler laughed every time an animal ate out of her hand. She loved it and kept demanding more animal food. So sweet.

Their address is:

10030 State Route 530 NE

Arlington, WA 98223

United States

Free Event at the Local Libray

Day 2 of spring break was full of fun. We started at the pool for preschool splash time. Then went across the street to the library to build blocks while we wait for the special event presented by Sno Isle Library.


Museum of Curious Things


The Museum of Curious Things was visiting the library. It is a travel museum in a cool Airstream travel trailer. With a quick look inside, I knew It wasn’t for my kiddos. There were animal skeletons inside. I’m sure it was educational but I’m not ready for my kids to grow up that quickly. I know I’m being selfish so I googled what is an appropriate age to discuss death with my kids? It sounds like talking about death is good for kids based on Psychology Today‘s research.

Also, Lesson Learnt Journal has a lesson plan to teach preschoolers about skeletons and their functions. Now, I kind of feel bad we didn’t check it out… Next time.

Inside the library’s conference room, there was a display of the different animals in resin. Each animal had a different fun fact.

Did you know? Starfish have no brain and no blood.

To end the day, my daughters picked two different bug embossed prints for their crayon rubbing. Crayon rubbings is a great gross motor exercise in holding the paper still so the crayon can reveal the bug below. I helped hold my toddler’s paper still so we could recognize the ant print. I didn’t do the best job. I need to work on my gross motor skills. Also, remind the kiddos to use the side of the crayon instead of the top otherwise the picture isn’t as clear.

What do you think? Do you think talking to preschooler and/or show them skeletons is too early? I’d love to hear your feedback.

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