This article contains information about Wamego Tulip Festival down in Wamego, Kansas.
We have the cutest little town called Wamego about 20-30 minutes east that never fails to come alive when it’s time for a festival!
The weather was expected to be gorgeous on Sunday, so my mom and I packed a bag full of our afternoon necessities and headed to the Wamego Tulip Festival after church. Sadie had actually taken a morning nap before church since she’d woken up so early on Sunday, so we knew we’d have a few hours to run around before she got too overtired.
Hadley has been asking Jamie and me to buy her a pink bounce house for weeks, and her request has left us scratching our heads because she’s never been inside of one! They usually mega terrify her. So when we saw a half dozen bounce houses at the festival, I was curious what she’d do. My mom bought her a wristband so that she could jump around in all of them, and I hoped that wasn’t about to be money wasted.
She was timid at first, but she quickly conquered her fears and had a ball. 🙂
Wamego has a little train that runs around the park during certain times of the day and year, but in the 2.5 years we’ve lived here, we’d never ventured over during an operating time to take our girls on it. Thankfully it was running on Sunday. 🙂 Mom took the kids on a quick ride and I hung back to watch our stroller full of stuff (I really just wanted to take it all in and watch how sweet they looked with Mom!)
We found a gorgeous spot with the tulips and snapped a handful of pictures. Pink and orange is one of my favorite color combos, so these tulips made my heart do a little leap.
It was fun to see everyone around kindly offering to take pictures of whole families together. Nobody wants to settle for a selfie with a backdrop like this. 🙂
We checked out some of the vendors and enjoyed wandering around for a while.
Three hours went by fast and though the girls were well-behaved, we knew they were toast and ready to get home to snooze. Sadie was out cold in the car within 30 seconds (no kidding!), and Hadley fell asleep about half way home. I knew if we got them out of the car seats they would wake right up and be totally crabby later from super short naps, so I grabbed my laptop and sat in the car with the AC running so that they could snooze and I could knock out working on yesterday’s gift guide. Win/win for everybody. 😉
PS… Wamego is home to all things The Wizard of Oz – a winery, museum, Toto’s Tacoz, etc. 🙂
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