Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ripe for the picking!

Today, the kids (minus Corban who was @ school and Hudson who stayed with my Grandparents) and I visited a local farm to pick some strawberries. We met my sweet friend, Celia, and her gang there for a morning of fun.

The berries were beautifully ripe and PERFECT for picking! Strawberry season is always a reminder to me that spring is coming to an end and summer is quickly approaching!!!

Riley did a great job picking.
He had fun hunting for the biggest and juiciest strawberries.

Sophie on the other hand, was much more interested in eating the berries than she was in picking them.

Check out her face, hands, and dress. She was COVERED in RED strawberry juice!!
She ate...

and ate...

and ate the berries!!!
Every time I turned around this girl had another berry in her mouth;)!

Amy and Riley worked hard to fill their big buckets.

A group pic...and YES, Sophie was still eating the berries!!!;)

After our buckets were full, we headed to the barn where they were weighed, and then we paid according to price per pound.
Seriously ya'll, we should have weighed Sophie before we started picking, and then again after we finished.
That girl enjoyed her some berries!!!!!

Unfortunately, that big bucket of strawberries won't last long in this house.
They'll be gone in no time!!!
Hopefully I'll have enough to make a pie, but I better act soon...they're disappearing FAST!

16 comments:

Susan said...

Strawberry picking must be on everyone's mind today. We took our preschool class today and had a great time. Davis too was more interested in eating than picking. I'm thinking about taking my girls on Saturday. There's a Strawberry farm very close to my house. Strawberries don't last very long around here either. Looks like you had a fun time.

Kimberly said...

That looked like fun! I have never done that! I should be it on my list!

Francis said...

Strawberry picking so much fun!! Love the pictures

Melanie said...

What a great day for strawberry picking! It wasn't too hot! Sophie looks adorable in her dress! Glad that you had a fun time! I went last week by myself (well, I had Drew), but now the bigger kids are all wanting to go, they were so mad I went without them, but they managed to eat all of the berries anyway!

BRANDY said...

If you have a good strawberry pie recipe, I would love to hear it. :-)

Cheryl said...

Glad you had a good time. Sophie girl is to funny. Riley is growing up so fast.

Would love a nice Strawberry pie!

Courtney said...

I was just wondering how you kept Sophie looking so clean in that dress and then I saw the pictures. What a fun day. Enjoy those strawberries!

Annie said...

Great pics of Sophie eating strawberries, so cute.

Devin said...

Oh, this just makes me want those strawberries growing in our patch here at home to be ready NOW! Those pics of Sophie eating all the berries are priceless, and I can't help but think two things:

1. Did she get sick from eating so many?

and

2. I feel sorry for the Momma that has to get those berry stain out! *heehee*

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That looks like fun! I love the pictures! I love how Sophie kept eating the berries!

Terri said...

Fun & yummy!!! I must go strawberry picking!!! It is on my list for today or tomorrow. Sophie looks so cute, and Riley is all business!!! Blessings!!

Mary Ann said...

Looks like you guys had funny picking strawberries too! you will need to see my post from today on How we enjoy our strawberries. Leave a message on how you all enjoy yours. =0) (we picked on mothers day)

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

I so wish we had something like that! I did it once in FL and they were the best strawberries I've ever had!

Heather said...

Oh how fun!! The kids look precious in their outfits and I love how Sophie just stops and starts eating!!

Celia Jimenez said...

Ready to go again? :-)

Shannon said...

I've been lookin for a yummy strawberry pie recipe so if you get to make one I'd love for you to pass it along :) I was thinking about taking my 2 1/2 year old strawberry pickin but wasn't sure how'd he do. Thanks for the post because now I think he'd do just fine! As long as he doesn't stomp all over the bushes! ha!