Wednesday, June 22, 2011

strawberries

Saturday morning, we were up bright and early to hit up the strawberry fields...
Sam was happy as a clam to sit back and watch everyone do the hard work.


 And Poppy was happy as a clam to be able to eat her weight in strawberries.

And then Sam began to get a little restless in the backpack, so I plunked him down in the strawberry patch.  He knew exactly what to do.  He went straight for the red, ripe strawberries...

...and did not stop eating them until he was pretty much covered from head to toe in strawberry juice.  And then somebody was tired from all this hard work, and ready for a nap...

We had a great time.  We were able to meet up with a bunch of Poppy's cousins and it was so fun to see how excited all the kids were to dive into the strawberries.  As soon as we got home, the strawberries were washed and we made dozens of jars of jam, strawberry ice cream, strawberry daiquiris,  a strawberry cream puff cake, and we froze a bunch of them for smoothies.  Poppy just couldn't help herself from eating as many fresh strawberries as she could get her hands on.  She honestly looks forward to strawberry season all year long, and so far, this year did not disappoint.

5 comments:

jenna said...

I love those pictures. We too are counting down the days until we go picking...Ella is SO excited to make jam again.

Michelle said...

Yum. We are heading out soon to do some picking as well. Colin will eat his way through the fields I am sure.

Elizabeth Frick said...

How fun! We need to find a patch near us.

Christine said...

We went picking a couple weeks ago (although not to the extent of you - WHOA!) and I have pictures of Spencer in the exact same pose as Sam... guess who did all the picking on our trip?!

Krista said...

Mmmm strawberries! Must go picking too!

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