Thursday, August 1, 2013

Adventures in Blueberry Picking

When Matthew asked if we had any plans last weekend because he wanted to come visit, I told him yes.  Yes, we have very important plans that cannot be broken.  We are blueberry picking.  Our busy schedule is set in stone here. But that we would love if he joined us!

 So Uncle Matt, Alyssa, and their friends came on a blueberry picking adventure.  Have you ever seen two manlier men?

 This is as soon as we got into the fields.  Notice what Uncle Matt and Reilly are BOTH doing.  Yes, they are chewing.  No matter how many time Mama tells them, no eating the berries!  Geez these kids.

 Getting the hang of the picking.
 Two beauties on a gorgeous day!

Me and my girl.  This day really was was breezy, in the 70's and just the perfect amount of summer warmth.  I didn't feel uncomfortable heat all day, and yet the sun was shining the whole day.

 You couldn't ask for a better little 3 year old.  This girl is just the best.

 "Look Mommy, a RAINBOW one!"

 Showing off her new walking skills to Uncle Matt. "Hey wait...are there BLUEBERRIES ALL OVER THE GRASS?! This is glorious!!"

 Trying to play referee between Reagan and the millions of ground-berries.

 Obviously failing, because she just thought a blueberry covered ground was the greatest thing since walking!

 We couldn't get equal enthusiasm out of the girls, but Uncle Matt was very excited to be picking. :)

 She loves Uncle Matt!
 A sweet picture of the cutest couple ev.

 And then someone made them laugh, and they just got CUTER. ;)

 Whenever there are other humans around us, I can't resist asking them to take a family shot.  Because one of us is always behind the camera, I like to take advantage of getting us all in together.  And plus, the more you take, the better chance of getting one where everyone is looking and smiling!  And maybe not nose picking!

And then Reagan waved at the camera, like she does to everyone these days, and so we all decided to wave. And then we got one of my favorite family pictures ever of family pictures. The girls faces just kill me. :)

 The two handed Reagan wave! Reserved for when she's really excited to see you.

Reilly decided then would be a good time to stroll by her lonesome down the blueberry patch.  I swear, she is an old soul.  I mean, what could she be thinking about?  She looks like she's contemplating a lot in her ruffley little dress. :)

It was a great day, ending with ice creams cones and honey sticks.  I love a nice day trip to the local blueberry patch.  (I love that we live in a place that has a local blueberry patch! Still not used to the country living, and I hope I never get used to it.)

1 comment:

  1. So Beautiful. I love your family blueberry tradition....memories your childred will always have. xo