Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Guess what we did!

This past Saturday we woke the kids up early.

Can I just repeat that line?

WE woke THE KIDS up early ON A SATURDAY!

And the first Saturday in a long, long time without a soccer game or swim meet we had to be up and out of the house early for.

Seriously, why in the world would we choose such craziness?

For this:

Do you know what our little guy's doing in that picture? How about the older kids below?

Last hint, when the kids finished, they looked like this:

It's one of my very favorite things we do every year -- Blueberry picking!!!

Things other people picking near us at the blueberry farm overheard us hollering through the bushes to each other many times:
"Remember the rule. No whining until your bucket is full!"

"For every blueberry you eat (yes, eating while picking is allowed and encouraged where we pick!) you must put one in your bucket for later."

"Remember the Little Red Hen story, if you want to help eat the blueberry pancakes then you must help pick the blueberries! Okay, so in the story it was grain and bread, but same idea!!"

"There's no crying in blueberry picking!!"

"There will be a prize for the child who picks the most!"

"There's also a prize for the child who whines the least!"

It is really humorous to me that my children still get very excited about blueberry picking and look forward to it all year, because it never fails that after about 15 minutes of picking they begin to act like we're torturing them with the whole thing. But, my husband and I always press on, determined to get a lot of berries! We just ignore the whining and take turns with who has to pick near the kids and who gets to go deeper into the bushes "for the better berries", really it's to get some peace and quiet for at least a few minutes!

It was a great time and we're quite literally enjoying the fruits of our labor now!!!

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  2. I can totally relate. Got up at 5:30 and headed to Starbucks with my troops. Was ready to pick at 6:00....picked 2 gallons before 7:00. Summer is awesome!

  3. Fun! I wish The Dudes liked blueberries. We do strawberries though but pretty sure we missed them again this year:(

  4. We went last week and had so much fun even though we were sweating. Nothing beats fresh-picked blueberries. Well except maybe the pancakes made with them... ;)

  5. Yummy! Blueberries aren't ready in Buffalo yet...we just picked strawberries...but they are coming in a couple of weeks and I can't wait!!! fun! Although, you crazy momma's that get up before 7 to pick...well, I'm not sure I can do that!! good for you though!


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