The kids were especially delighted to find out that the model trains were back. Ish and I were particularly thankful for the cool Fall-like weather.
After watching the trains for a while, we decided to head over to the Topiary Garden and let the kids run wild.
Little Ish had a blast feeding the monster bush.
Lily spent most of her time talking to and roaring at the lions that stand at the entrance.
Little Ish took a quick detour to the Rose Garden
And then he headed back to the Topiary Garden and found a secret hideout.
Before heading over to the Children's Garden the kids spent a bit of time walking on the outer rim of the sun dial. It is the perfect height for them to practice balancing because a fall would do little to no injury.
We ended our trip with a visit to the Children's Garden which is easily the kids' favorite part about Longwood Gardens. If you are planning a trip to this part of Longwood, be sure to bring a change of clothes for your children. It is not uncommon to see sopping wet kids coming out of there. I made the mistake today of not packing extra clothes so Lily ended up in just her leggings and jacket on the way home.
Right before we left, I handed the camera to Ish so that he could take some [rare] pictures of me with the kids.