Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sweet Summertime

I can hardly believe it's June already! This year is flying by and since we don't have any one in school yet here and don't have to wait for the last day of classes, our Summer officially begins on Memorial Day!

We are looking forward to an exciting Summer ahead! This is the first Summer that we have two walkers who are old enough to enjoy all of the activities and a mama who isn't expecting so she can ride rides at amusement parks and for the most part have the energy to keep up with them while they do so!

This past Monday, we crossed off an item on our Summertime Bucket List. Mondays are always our favorite because Daddy is home with us, but they are extra special when we plan a fun activity to do together. Late last week, I saw an advertisement for strawberry picking at the farm where we go in the Fall for pumpkin picking. When I mentioned it to Daniel, he agreed that it would be fun to go!

We live about 35-40 minutes from the farm so we got up early, grabbed breakfast on the go, and headed out to Chester.

Londyn Grace was excited to pick strawberries, and Liam couldn't wait to see the tractor!

It's wasn't too busy when we arrived except for a few school groups so we were able to get right on the hayride to take us out to the fields!

But the cows caught their attention first so Daddy purchased some feed, and they enjoyed letting the animals eat from their hands.

The berry patch is pretty far from the main entrance so we had a good bit of time to feel the breeze and look around the farm at the other produce they are growing while we rode the hayride.

Bubby just kept ooing and ahhing over the tractor! 

When we got to the field, Daddy showed him how to pick the berries. Watching him lift the leaves and look for them while saying "berries" over and over again was so precious! 

Londyn Grace didn't need lessons, she just got right to work! 

I just love this capture of my sweet girl! She was so proud of her pickings!

Liam enjoyed it, too, but had a hard time with not eating them until we paid!

Daddy and Goosey worked hard filling our baskets.

I think she would've picked for hours if we let her. She absolutely loved it!

I'm so glad Daddy snapped this picture of me with my girl! Brother wasn't wanting his picture taken at this point so we just did one with Londyn Grace! I don't have the chance to be in front of the camera often so I love getting to be in the shot with my babies!

Once we filled our baskets, it was time to head back to the barn to pay for our bounty.

Londyn Grace loved the baby ones! 

After the ride back from the fields, Daddy paid for our strawberries while we looked at more animals and climbed on the hay mountain! 

On our way home, Daddy suggested lunch at Cracker Barrel which made our pancake lovers super happy! 

After a few phone calls to my Mom Mom back in Maryland, Londyn Grace and I canned six successful jars of jelly on Tuesday. Before it even cooled, we enjoyed it's sweet flavor straight off of the spoon! 

She has loved sharing it with family and friends and has already asked to make more.

It was the perfect beginning to what is sure to be a sweet sweet summertime of memory making with our little family! 

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