Friday, June 29, 2012

Picking Berries in Glenview

One of the highlights of our trip to Grandma and Grandpa's house was getting to pick raspberries and blueberries.  The weather this summer has been so strange that both crops were ready to pick at the same time, which was perfect for my girls.  When Grandpa asked if anyone was ready to help pick blueberries, Amelia immediately went to put on her farmer clothes and her farmer hat.  Then she grabbed her own plastic bowl, ducked under the low hanging blueberry branches, and started picking blueberries in the back corner of the patch.  This time she told me she was going to pick some blueberries for her bowl, not just eat them all, but she did eat a fair few!  It was nice to have somebody small to get back in the corner, and while she needed a few reminders to pick all the ripe berries that she could find, she did a great job.

I forgot to pack farmer clothes for Megan, but when we said we were going to pick berries, she chimed in with "TOO, TOO!" which is her way of saying "Me, too!" so she got her very own bowl to pick into.  Grandma helped Megan pick some berries, too, but no berries ended up in Megan's bowl!

I wanted to get a picture of everybody smiling with their blueberry harvest, but instead, I ended up with a photo of my girls eating even more blueberries!

Then we moved on to picking raspberries.  Both girls were pretty good at picking only the ripe berries.

Of course, they had to take turns feeding raspberries to Grandpa:

And Megan couldn't resist eating a few more berries out of my bowl:

We got to pick blueberries and raspberries on Sunday evening, Tuesday morning before Grandma's surgery, and again on Thursday morning, and my girls loved it each time.  We brought a few blueberries home with us, but they didn't last long - we ate them all up for breakfast this morning.

1 comment:

  1. How fun that you can pick berries right in Grandma & Grandpa's back yard! The picture of Megan looking at your dad is adorable ... and I love Amelia's "farmer hat." :)