Thursday, June 21, 2012

{A Magnificent Mother's Day}

The highlight of my Mother's Day was the addition of our SWEET SCARLETT to the family. But the celebration with my family came the weekend before we left for Austin, TX when my AMAZING hubs treated me to a trip to one of my absolute favorite places in the world. The Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, AZ where I became a Harding + wife years ago. This is also becoming a family tradition to take the kidlets to the butterfly exhibit as one of their very first big trips in public.

I'm linked with one of my all time favs Coconut Robot!

Reegan did better than expected in the butterfly exhibit. No butterflies were harmed in the making of this picture + our trip...or at least not by Reegan! ;)

How cute are my peeps?! Reegan was super excited to be in Reegansssssssss stroller...Fletch was elated about this trip as you can clearly see above. LOL!

We headed straight for the butterflies. This time around there was a variety of species...last time we took Reegan it was only Monarchs {super fun fact....not!}

Seriously though...doesn't my family make you melt?! Come on! Cuteness overload!

We LOVED these black and neon green {of course if you know me you know I LOVE those florescents} family fav...I know I know more fun facts. TEE HEE!

Then we headed out to see the rest of the garden. We figured we better while we were ahead aka the butterflies had survived Reegan. LOL!

I. AM. CHEESY! I know there was a picture of Reegan in this butterfly painting...hmmm! Bahaha!

After a quick snack stop we decided to head out to get a good lunch and shop for a bit.

How amazing is the Chihuly agave sculpture at the garden entrance?! Probably one of my favorite parts of the garden. Of course my favorite exhibit is neon green...duh!

We enjoyed lunch at Bisonwitches where mommy spilled hot soup all over my lap...AWESOME! SHEESH! And Reegan and Fletcher got us all the attention from every single waitress in the place. :)

After we thoroughly trashed our area...OOPS...hey we did clean it up people...we headed home. The day was perfection!!!!


Vanessa said...

What a seriously wonderful tradition that integrates the very start of the Harding family. Love it. I also love thinking back to your wedding and the fact that I had no idea then that we'd be such good friends one day. Grateful for that.

Anonymous said...

What a great day that was! I am so thankful to have such a wonderful wife/mother in my life. You are so amazing, and you deserve the very best. Can't wait to continue our tradition into the future. The kids will look back and love the days we spent at our favorite place.