Friday, June 13, 2008

Strawberry Fields Forever

Today we met members of our play group at the strawberry farm for a little strawberry pickin'! It was wonderful in many respects. First, we gained several new members. It was fantastic meeting all of the gorgeous kids and their moms.
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We have such a great little group going. The kids are really starting to remember each other each time we meet and are building friendships . They love to play together as evidenced by all of the grins, giggles and and giddy screams. Molly will talk about the kids long after a play date and gets so excited when I tell her that we are going on another outing with the girls.
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The strawberry picking was a blast. It was tailor made for Molly. She hates to sit but loves to squat and you have to do a lot of squatting in this activity. She was having the time of her life running from plant to plant, squatting down and picking ripe, juicy berries.
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What is tailor made for Molly is not exactly tailor made for Mommy. Molly is a championship squatter, but me? Not so much! With my six foot tall, 44 year old body, squatting is not my forte. So Molly did most of the picking which was great by me...I was having more fun taking pictures anyway! (As usual, the kids were having the time of their lives while the parents were busy interrupting them in an attempt to capture the memories on film--er, I mean compact flash card!)
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While Molly was having a ball picking strawberries, she wasn't having a ball eating them. She is not yet a fan of the strawberry. This is where my strengths shone through. She would pick them, and I would eat them! I think I ate more than we took home...so yummy!
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She might not like strawberries in their whole form, but Molly does love them whipped up into a smoothie. Luckily there were plenty of those to go around at the end of the day. Like most play dates, I left the event not know if she had more fun or if I did!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Miss Molly is SUCH A CUTIE!!! We had a fun time joining in, even if Mia didn't get the hang of keeping the strawberries IN the basket. :-)