Friday, May 23, 2008

Pickin' Time

We had a great time picking strawberries this week. It's so fun to see the different personalities of my kids come out in whatever we do. Even picking strawberries. And you might think, what's there to be different about. You go. You pick. You eat. You go home.

Well, let me tell you how my daughter River picks strawberries. She starts by being well prepared with her basket. Then after listening intently to the instructions given to her, she developed her strategy. "Twist and pull." And then she very seriously picks the biggest, reddest, and "BEST strawberries ever!"

(notice Asher waaay down the row behind River)

Then, she fills her basket until she can no longer carry it, and runs with all her might down to where we pay for them. Then, she likes to sit in her seat with "her basket" and eat them all the way home. I don't think she ate one while she was picking, but by her basket was probably 1/4 of the way gone by the time we got home.

My son on the other hand, enjoyed seeing the strawberries at the first plant we came to. He picked one, maybe two, and then ate one or two. Then proceeded to run up and down the aisles, crawl over the rows, go down to the end of the row, and then all the way back to the parking lot. He liked standing up on the covered rows, and then jump off, or roll off, or whatever active movement he was enjoying at the time.

It's so fun to see who they are develop a little more with each season.


Wilson Ramblings said...

Melissa, the kids are absolutely beautiful! I bet you guys have a lot of fun every day. I hope you are doing well.

melissa said...

katie, so good to hear from you, girl! it's been fun to see pics and hear about you all and nathan through em! glad you're enjoying being a mommy!

Kari said...

Where'd you go picking?

melissa said...

Rudd's Farm - off Hicone Rd. We've gone there a few times and they're always really yummy!

Kari said...

We buy our strawberries from them at the Farmer's Market.