This past weekend, we had my 2 and 4 year old nieces up to Ridgefield to stay over while my sister and her husband were away. It was just me and my mom since my husband happened to be traveling for business. To say it was crazy would be an understatement. Oliver and Sophia are absolute best buddies and major trouble makers. On Saturday afternoon we took them to Weir Farm National Park, one of my favorite places to visit in our area, which also happens to be a 2 minute drive from our house! For the past week, I had been driving by and staring in delight at the blooming lilacs. So taking a visit was not just a treat for the kids, but for this mom photog, too! Despite the gray skys, the gardens were alive with rich greens and vibrant purples. Absolutely beautiful!
All in all it was a fun and tiring weekend. As much as they drove me nuts and I raised my voice a few too many times, it was also filled with so much sweetness. Childhood is so magical, and I finally understand what it means to live vicariously through your children. Watching them experience the world is nothing short of wonderful.