Tuesday, June 3, 2014

s is for strawberries

Sunday morning Ryan had work to do around the house so the boys and I loaded up and headed off to The Apple Works, an apple orchard, pumpkin patch, strawberry field, and so much more, a short drive south of us. I had never been strawberry picking before and neither had the boys.  It. Was. Hot. But we had fun anyway.

They were serious about finding the very best berries, dark red from top to bottom. I was disappointed after driving to the top of the hill to find that there was no one there passing out any type of container to fill.  Luckily, the boys had snacked on pretzels in the car and we still had their plastic storage bags handy.

Is this a good one, mom?

Poor Dex, his little face goes bright red as soon as he gets in the sun (from heat, not sunburn). 

They were entertained by the hunt and the picking until their baggies were about half full.  They wandered around, enjoying their freedom, while I continued filling the bags.  Isn't it sweet how Dexter's never far behind Theo?  Well, on this day it was.  It's not always. Ha. 

After we were done picking, we drove back down the hill and parked at the store. We paid for our berries and I got the boys a small bottle of sweet apple cider.  They chugged it on the porch of the store and enjoyed a cool breeze and some shade.  Perfect moment in time.

The berries are small but you'll never taste one sweeter.  So delicious. 

It was a fun mommy, son, and son date that I won't forget.  Making memories with these boys of mine - that's what it's all about.  I think this might have to be a new annual family tradition. But next time we'll take Daddy. :)



  1. gotta get that weed killer down!!!! :)

  2. What a great way to spend the day with your boys. You are making great memories with them! Looks like a lot of fun, I need to find a pick-your-own place around me!

    1. For sure! Better hurry, I think the season might be winding down...not sure how long it lasts here but I'm guessing it probably ends earlier down there.