Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Strawberry Patch

Oh, the things I could tell!

This has been one jam-packed week of fun and excitement. We went to the zoo with Hubby's family. I got a FABULOUS gift for Mother's Day (not to mention a day off!). I've been learning all about the Grace of the Lord. Classes started again. The list goes on and on...

So, since I couldn't decide which thing to write about first, and since CY asked that I talk about it... I shall tell you aaaallll about our trip to the strawberry patch.

Just outside of Athens, there's a little patch of farmland called Washington Farms. In the fall, they grow pumpkins and corn. In the Winter, they do Christmas Trees. And in the summer - Berries! The strawberries come first, usually towards the end of April. Later in the summer will come blueberries and blackberries.

The weather was warm and breezy yesterday, but mostly overcast. Chloe and I had gone to lunch with my mom and my mom's mom.

It just seemed like the perfect day for berry-pickin'.

So after a leisurely lunch, "Grandma" (my mom), Chloe and I headed for the Farm.



We arrived at the farm, picked out our baskets, and headed into the field.




At first, Chloe was a little bit put off by all the "dirty" berries. She would pick one off the plant, scrutinize every side, and show me all the dirt by saying "Eewwww, mommy, eewww! Dirrrrrty!"



It took a few tries, but she finally took a HUGE bite of the "dirty" strawberry...



And the rest is history...










We all had a fabulous time picking berries... and SMOOCHING on the SWEETEST little girl with strawberries on her face...



It really was one of those memories I think I will cherish forever...






6 comments:

Christan said...

The Sweetest thing ever! I love the pictures of the two of you. i want to go strawberry picking but i don't think we have strawberry farms here.

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Sooo adorable! Love it!

Teresa said...

Precious baby girl!

NanaB said...

What a sweetie! So glad CJ had a positive experience for her first berry picking adventure. Love, NanaB

Debbie C. said...

Those pics are adorable! What a memory! I've been wanting to get over there and do some "pickin" myself. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie Witcher said...

That is DARLING!

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