There are so many things that I long dreamed of doing with Hannah. Even though we’ve been a family for almost 20 months now there are still things that we’re experiencing together for the very first time. Today’s adventure was strawberry picking! It was a tight squeeze to find the time in our busy weekend but we did it and I’m so glad we did!
We went back to the farm where we’d met the Easter Bunny with our friends and from the moment we arrived the fun began. I’d decided not to take Hannah home to change her out of her Sunday dress and she chose to wear the infamous kitty cat boots with her dress. I love how being a Mommy has changed me! Wearing a fancy dress to pick and eat strawberries and matching that with rubber boots is not how I thought I would be but sure am glad that’s the way it’s turned out! (That being said, I’m happy to report that a soak in cold water when we got home and then a wash with a combo of Tide and Amaze has Hannah’s dress looking as good as new!)
It didn’t take long for Hannah to figure out which berries were okay for picking and our basket began to fill up. She picked most of the berries that went into our basket as Mommy was busy taking pictures of her little sweetie.
The funny thing is that it took quite a bit of encouragement from Mommy for Hannah to eat any of the berries. I guess our conversations in the grocery store about not eating the fruit until we pay for it have hit home with her. I ‘needed’ that pic ;o) so I was glad when she changed her mind even though that very first bite led to a river of strawberry juice running down her dress.
At first she started to wipe her hands on her dress so Mommy quickly volunteered her leg which she thought was lots of fun!