What do you get when you stick two silly boys in a small patch of Bluebonnets for 5 minutes?

I will admit that this is one Texas tradition that I’ve completely fallen for. I almost didn’t have the motivation to get the kids dressed yesterday morning (after a late night with Alwyn) and drive over for photos, but I knew I’d regret missing a year. And I’m so lucky we happened upon a great spot last weekend because I wasn’t about to drive 50 minutes back to last year’s spot.

I kept my expectations low since I knew neither of them would likely be in the mood to sit still and give me natural smiles. But I knew I’d at least come away with some beautiful flower shots. Luckily they surprised me with a few happy moments.



This kid and his eyes… my goodness.




Though most of the out takes did look like this.

Insert caption, anyone?



Local friends, if you’re looking for a great Bluebonnet location, check out Mercer Arboretum. Their bluebonnet area has narrow stone paths allowing access into the middle of them without stepping on them.

This is a great spot to take a walk with the kids too. My kids love the fish pond at the front, but there are many trails to walk through while gazing at all the beautiful flowers.


Check out the archives for more fun family activites in Houston!

  1. Kris

    These are lovely, Donya! :)

  2. Vanessa

    What a character! Lovely shots :)

  3. danielle

    Adorable! Love the silly faces :)

  4. Teresa @ wherelovemeetslife

    What awesome shots :) Don’t you love when they surprise you?? I am partial to those silly shots, myself. lol Speaks of the fun personalities they must have.