Sunday, May 4, 2008

Strawberry pickin' on a Sunday in May

Today we had a "best laid plan" that actually went off as I'd imagined it. Usually when I arrange a charming family outing, imagining the sweetness of an afternoon together, doing something that the children will love and be grateful for, the outing goes awry and ends with me exclaiming, "Why can't we just enjoy a fun day together without (insert obnoxious behavior here)," then feeling ridiculous and old because I sound so like a mom.

But today was charming. It really was. The sun was warm, the strawberries were gorgeous, the children were enchanted by the idea of picking their own food (Paige just like carrying the bucket), and we got 8 pounds of beautiful berries for half what they cost in the supermarket.

Now we have a lovely vanilla cake with strawberries and cream cheese icing. And a pile of stained clothing on the washing machine.

And we have strawberries to eat for a week and some to give away in yummy treats for teacher appreciation week, and some to put in homemade milkshakes. Strawberries are Owen's most favorite food, so we also have a very happy boy.



i like your blog. i especially enjoy your intro. i make a version of that vanilla cake but add a cup of yoplait strawberry cheesecake yogurt in the cake mix. it stays moist for ever. i put strawberries in the middle and one perfect one on top. my friends call it "minnie mouse cake" because it is as perfect as the cakes minnie would serve to mikey.

hugs and kisses from far far away.

hautemommy said...

Love that post.. I too took my son strawberry picking and it was so much fun! :)

cbh said...

i wish i went with you guys! it looks like it was such a fun time!