Strawberry Picking is our usual group outing to kick off Summer. Going with friends definitely makes the tradition more fun!
Last Wednesday, I herded 5 little humans out the door as quickly as possible and battled crazy traffic to get to the farm in time to meet our friends. As soon as I got out of the SUV, I realized that we forgot one vital thing...the baskets! I even reminded the kids several times before we rushed out the door. But we still forgot them. Of course.
Thanks to the organization system in my SUV, I had a tote filled with beach toys. SO. Beach pails it was! I started laughing as our friends walked toward us with beach pails in their hands, too. Frazzled moms unite!
Since it was a weekday morning, the farm wasn't very crowded yet. We got our baskets-er, beach pails-weighed and rode the rickety wagon up to the strawberry fields.
It was the noisiest wagon ride. I'm not sure why...
As soon as we got to the field, everyone scattered in different directions and Liam kept trying to run back down to the farm. It was an adventure!
Liam finally stopped exploring and decided to see what everyone else was doing! After watching his big sister, Lexie, and his beloved cousin, Aubrey, for a few minutes, he caught on to what he was supposed to be doing!
After he tired of that, he decided to spread a little love!
The big kids worked so hard picking the perfect strawberries. In less than 20 minutes, my crew picked 5 lbs of strawberries! It was definitely time to head back down to the farm!
By that point, the kids were hot, tired and thirsty but that didn't stop the noise on the wagon ride back down!
We had so much fun picking strawberries with some of our best friends!
Did you pick strawberries this year?