Monday, June 18, 2012

Strawberry Picking

Julia finished up school for the summer on the 8th - a week earlier than Emma - so we took advantage of the extra time and went on a few day dates together.  Julia is a lover of strawberries!  That is, she really LOVES strawberries.  She can eat an entire container all by herself in one sitting so it was only natural for us to head out strawberry picking on one of our Mommy/Daughter day dates.

We dropped Emma off at school one day and headed to the orchard.  We were the first arrivals for strawberry picking and were treated to our own private hayride to the strawberry fields.  We each had a container to fill and it took us a while to find only the **best** strawberries to take home.  Of course we had to do our fair share of sampling to determine exactly which ones were the best...and as others joined us in the field it seemed like they all needed to taste-test the strawberries, too!

Julia sure does have an eye for the juiciest of strawberries and she made sure we took some from each row.  When we caught the hayride back to the cashier there were lots of people heading out to pick strawberries.  Getting there so early and having the fields to our self made the date feel more special and I'm so glad we had that time together.

We plan to head out to the orchard again for some blueberry picking with Emma now that she is done school.  Blueberries are a favorite fruit of Emma's and they are grown on taller bushes so she will be able to pick them easier than she would strawberries.  We might even pick some peaches, too, since they are in season now.

I'm looking forward to having many more special moments with my girls this summer.  Bring on the fun!

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