Friday, May 15, 2009

Strawberry Pickin'

I took the kids out strawberry picking yesterday morning. I have never picked strawberries before, but had been thinking about a trip for a little while now. The kids were so excited and we had a pretty eventful time together.

Joshua and Abby Kate each had their own approach to finding and picking their strawberries. Abby Kate jumped right in and knew exactly what to do. Joshua stayed with me and eagerly searched for the perfect strawberry (according to my criteria). Jackson's first pick ended up in his mouth, as well as the two other strawberries that he picked. After chewing on his strawberries for a few minutes, he quickly spit them out, and he made the funniest faces while he was trying to spit!

We were able to pick a little more than half a gallon before it poured down rain. When we arrived the sun was shining brightly and as soon as we headed out into the field, the rain clouds began rolling in. It must have been a sight to see all 4 of us running in to the cabin when it started to pour. I had to put my camera up under my shirt (yes, I will do anything to protect my camera), Jackson on my hip and the strawberries on my other arm. Joshua ran in front of us and I kept telling him to go on up to the shelter, but I guess that he didn't feel like leaving Abby Kate, Jackson and me out in the rain alone. Abby Kate ran behind screaming the entire way! I have to admit, it was pretty hysterical! I think that Abby Kate is terrorized of picking more strawberries now. When I told her that I wanted to go back, she said that she didn't want to go because she didn't want to get drenched again!

The strawberries that we picked are the best I have ever had. They are so red, plump, juicy and sweet! No sugar needed for our strawberries. Unfortunately I found out that I am the only one who will actually eat the strawberries, so I guess that I will just have to finish them all off.

Abby Kate jumped right in and started looking for her perfect first pick!

I shared this photo yesterday. I think that it is so funny!

Abby Kate showing off her first strawberry. Joshua was searching for the perfect place to start picking.

Jackson decided to taste his first pick!

Joshua was so eager to learn how to pick the strawberries. He was so proud of each strawberry that he picked!

Picking and eating strawberries

Joshua made sure that he found the best strawberries to pick!

Not the best picture, but it shows the rain that was minutes away eagerly waiting to drench us!

Strawberry Pickin' 2009

We were all soaked!


Laura Beth said...

How much fun! We will have to do that someday!

Jason said...

I hate that I missed all the pickin' fun. Not sad that I missed the downpour of rain, though!

TARA said...

Fun times!

Joy said...

Your luck must be like mine =( Those pictures are so cute! I love the one where Abby Kate looks very serious about the strawberry pickin' while Jackson is crouched down enjoying his pick.


Cute pictures! What a fun thing to do...maybe next time the weather will be nicer...I have had ENOUGH of all of the rain!

Alisha said...

I'm glad you guys got some good strawberries! I know it was fun even though the down pour came. It makes for good stories to tell later. Our family will not be found picking strawberries because none of us eat them. We will stick to pumpkin picking! : )