Sunday, July 3, 2011

thanks for picking!....

..We are a strawberry obsessed family... usually Anthony eats a little basket himself!   Since I have such fond memories of going picking with my grandma and we have the NEED for berries,  I thought it would be fun to take Ava to Murphy's farm in Binbrook for a little mother-daughter bonding session.
Ava was up for the challenge and grabbed a big basket that she was sure she was going to fill in no time fact was pretty cocky about the whole thing!

She was meticulous about finding the "perfect berry" and had to show me each one she put in her basket.

She picked and picked until she just couldn't even "stand it one minute more"....she was so "tired and sweating like a BIRD".  Guess  how many berries she picked until she had her "sweating like a bird" meltdown.

To be fair, the strawberries were very tiny and few and far between because we are nearing the very end of the season.

We decided to combine our efforts and see if we could just try and fill one basket and guess what....Tadah

....look at all of those delicious berries.  My intention is to make some sort of jam (like last year) but I'm sure they will be snatched up by little hands before I even get to it.

On our way out we drove past these adorable signs hanging on posts

this one says "have a berry nice day"

Ava thought the best part of the adventure was when we drove past this sign

and of course she added "your nose" to the end.  She thought that was the most hilarious thing she had ever heard and laughed about it all the way home.

A good time was had by all....well back hurts and Ava NEVER wants to go back again but by next strawberry season all of those complaints will be forgotten and I'm sure you will find us back in the berry patch trying to fill our baskets.

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