Monday, April 19, 2010

Bluebonnets and Longhorns

For those of you outside the great state of Texas, the bluebonnet is the Texas state flower. It is a wild flower that only grows for a couple of weeks in the spring. The abundance of bluebonnets depends a lot on the amount of rainfall that we receive the early part of the year. The past couple of years bluebonnets were hard to find, but this year there are a ton! (Click HERE to see my attempt at taking bluebonnet pictures last year.) The longhorn is the mascot for University of Texas in Austin----So taking pictures with bluebonnets AND longhorns is about as "Texas" as you can get. The only thing that would make it more "Texas" is if we were eating BBQ in the bluebonnets with the longhorns....hmmm....maybe next year!

Field of Bluebonnets


Old Longhorn

Young Longhorn

Ryder and the Longhorn size each other up

Riley tries to befriend the longhorns

Not all of the longhorns were happy to have us invade their territory---this one decided to voice his opinion

Kyndall showed no fear with the animals. This one was a baby that we could pet and hand feed. Kyndall was fascinated, but then the cow decided he was done being "Mr. Nice Guy" and knocked her down (this picture was the moment before impact). Fortunately nothing was hurt but her pride. She kept her distance after that!

Kaiya and Kaydence: Kaydence and Kassidy were a little more apprehensive about the large beasts. They insisted on being held for the first hour we were there....then they loosened up a little.

Rachelle with Kyndall, Ryder and Rustin

All the kids: Back: Kassidy, Riley, Kaiya, Front: Ryder, Rustin, Kaydence and Kyndall

Rachelle with Kyndall

The kids loved the golf cart that the owner drove around. They were ecstatic when he took them for a ride!

I didn't even think it was possible to fit 12 kids plus an adult driver on one golf cart!

Kaiya and Riley

Ryder and Kyndall

Kassidy and Kaydence

Bluebonnets and Longhorns----The Wilkinson Family: Ryder, Jayson, Rustin, Rachelle, Kassidy, Kyndall, Riley, Kaiya and Kaydence

I was so busy smiling at the camera that I didn't realize how close the cows were getting, or that they were getting a little bit tired of us hanging around. Bob quickly stepped in to calm them down!


Kyndall and Rachelle (Kyndall was so busy that I couldn't get her to stop long enough to smile for an individual shot for me. She looooooves flowers!)

Rustin---true to his nature, Rustin mostly wanted to destroy the bluebonnets.





Kaiya and Riley

My friend and photographer, Kristen Duke, also came a long and got some great pictures (including a really cute one of the quints sitting on the fence). Check them out HERE.



Kristen Duke Photography said...

I LOVE your "young longhorn" shot--very nice! I also love the cart and 12 kids, and lastly, i love the one of you and 3 kids, the boys each holding onto a different finger. THAT is motherhood to multiples:) We had fun with you guys! McD pics on my family blog.

Spence Ohana said...

Wow these were awesome pics!!!! Woo hoo Hook 'em Horns! Were did you guys take these? We found a great meadow here in Kyle near our home, funny enough at a cemetery! Here's my blog post of bluebonnet pics:

.·:*¨¨*:·.Hep*Hep*Hooray said...

i didnt know you could get so close to the longhorns. great photos!

Schauers Hours said...

I love all those pictures in the bluebonnets! The longhorns were cool too. My favorite picture was the one with everyone in the golf cart, that was fun and kind of artistic looking.

David said...

Babies are enjoying here..Golf cart Alberta

Alisa said...

You got some great bluebonnet pics. The one of your quints on the fence is too cute!