Curly Crafty Mom: Day 4 StayCation! Strawberry Picking

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day 4 StayCation! Strawberry Picking

Nathan-and-Autumn-red-wagon
The forecast said storms and rain alllll week, but the weather hasn't been all that bad! Today I took the kids to Eckerts for our third year in the row to strawberry pick! Every year it has been a different adventure... I looked back, and the first year I had to carry Autumn everywhere because she was a baby and had socks on and Nathan was the same age Autumn is now! The 2nd year, Autumn fell in a huge mud puddle and Nathan looked so grown up. This year was the best year yet, and was the year of munching. Strawberry munching. It is funny, because I looked back on previous years and there just was not a lot of strawberry munching going on... there was strawberry squishing in hands, but not munching. This year, the kids filled their little bellies all up with yummy strawberries.


Me-and-kids-shuttle-bus
Since I am in hardly any of these photos, I had to include the lame-o picture of us on the shuttle bus that took us from the parking lot to the strawberry fields


Autumn-running
My little road runner had fun running up and down the row in search for juicy, juicy strawberries


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Autumn-picking-strawberry
The kids had a lot of fun picking


Nathan-holding-up-strawberry

Autumns-hands
And, SCORE! The perfect strawberry.


Nathan-eating

Autumn-munching
Then, after picking out the perfect berry... munching... And, I must admit. I may have munched some, too! Look at these red and juicy strawberries! Yummmm-ah-licious!


Bro-Bro-and-Sis-exchanging-looks
There was a little bit of comparing of this and that strawberry between the two.


Autumn-picking-stawberry-out-of-box
A little bit of stealing from an easy source...


Nathans-shorts
And, this year we avoided mud puddles, but we didn't avoid ripe strawberry mush.


me-and-kids
And, here we are with our strawberries. Every year I have been excited to select and make a new strawberry recipe... it is a lot of fun for me. So, be prepared for a STRAWBERRY CAKE from scratch recipe (with cream cheese icing) blog post in the near future!


Nathan-and-Aut-strawberry-crate2
My two strawberry lovers. And, Autumn really is a strawberry here in her strawberry dress!

fried-bisquits
And, you can't leave Eckerts without having some fried biscuits in their restaurant before you leave! They actually have two restaurants now... a diner and then their old homestyle cooking restaurant is still there.

Lots of fun! We ended the day with Nathan's t-ball practice. Tomorrow is his last day of school, a preschool class picnic!
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