Tulip Time || {Kalamazoo Photographer - Amanda Schwab Photography}

One of the things I love about the Kalamazoo area is all the amazing things to do! There is so much to explore within an hour's drive. Holland, Michigan is a sweet town near the coast of Lake Michigan and every year they host the annual Tulip Time Festival. It usually happens the first week of May and if you are looking for beautiful flowers, you will not be disappointed! My sister and I threw the kids in the car and headed off to the land of the tulips!

Kinderparade

Our first stop was to see the Kinderparade. It was so fun to see all the little school kids dressed in traditional Dutch outfits. And all those wooden shoes!!

 

This girl could not stop clapping! Every person she saw she clapped for. It was so fun to see!

Both my girls had a blast watching the parade go by!

Both my girls had a blast watching the parade go by!

Windmill Island

After the parade was finished, we headed over to Windmill Island. This was the highlight of our trip. Windmill Island has two large fields of tulips and it is so beautiful!! They also have shops where you can buy wooden shoes for yourself. We headed straight for the tulips though! My youngest was exhausted and fell asleep on the drive over. Luckily she slept in the stroller, but she missed all the beautiful tulips.

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Carousel

Last, but not least, we headed to the carousel. What kid wouldn't love riding an old carousel? It wasn't very busy yet, so we got to stay on for a few rounds. First, my youngest woke up and wanted a turn! 

 

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Needless to say, we all had a wonderful time! We will go back next year for sure! 

All of the photos from Windmill Island were taken with my Lensbaby Velvet 56. It adds so much softness and is also a great macro lens!