Last year JL wanted to go strawberry picking, but it just did not work out with an infant less than a month old. This year he was quite persistent and gathered information about local pick your own patches. We finally narrowed it down to a place not too far away. On Father’s Day after having breakfast with my dad (mom was at work) we went to pick strawberries. NHL was beyond excited and could not wait to get there. Here are some photos from our time picking about 6 1/2 pounds of the yummy red goodness!
*** Be sure to hover over the photos to see additional captions. Warning that this is photo heavy. Since my family does read this I wanted to share lots of the photos with them as well.
First JL took NHL out into the field while I stayed trying to rock JSL in the stroller (this never did work).
After a little while NHL and JL came back to get more containers for strawberries. Plus they wanted to show me all that they had collected.
At this point the little guy made it crystal clear that he was not about to stay in his stroller. JL took him and all of the boys went back out to get more strawberries. Apparently at one point JSL got a hold of a strawberry from the container when Daddy was not looking and squished it. He was then given a sample to taste and LOVED it!
Eventually all of the boys wandered back to show me more strawberries and to let me head out into the field. Believe it or not I believe this was the first time I had ever gone strawberry picking. Poor JSL was really tired from lack of a nap – thus the reason his binky was in (that and teething).
After a while we had four good sized containers of strawberries. Both of the boys were tired from the heat and humidity so we went to pay and head home.
So if you made it through all of these photos you can see we had a great time. So much so that one of us never made it very far before falling asleep.
Depending on the weather we may go again this coming weekend. So I ask those of you reading this – any suggestions on things to make with strawberries?