It’s now the Fifth of July so I must ask…did you make your Sopapilla cheesecake yesterday? 🙂
I thought I would throw it out there that it’s also darn good with strawberries. Some of you had even mentioned that in the comments and yes, it’s true! I thought today strawberries deserved a shout out for the awesomeness that they add to the dessert, and let’s face it, so many desserts…so let’s hear it for Fresh Strawberries! I’m feeling just a little Jimmy Fallon writing a Thank You Note. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then go here to get a good laugh!
So this weekend we strapped our 3 little cuties in to the car and hit up a strawberry patch. If you’ve never done a strawberry patch before I highly recommend it, it’s hours of fun and makes for full and happy little bellies for the ride home.
Although this is nearing the end of strawberry season, we still were able to find loads of these pretty little red gems ripe for the picking.
10 lbs to be exact!
The kids were so excited when one of the owners of the patch told them to go ahead and enjoy as many as they wanted!
Noah’s picking song he made up on the fly and sang the whole time we were there was “Pick one, Eat one…Pick one, Eat one!”
He gave all the other people who happened to be picking with us quite the laugh.
It’s funny when you pick strawberries with kids they always seem to pick the eensy weensy berries for their basket….or maybe this is just my kids? We had to keep telling them, ‘We want the BIG ones in the baskets!!‘ …they took this to mean that all the little ones get to go in their mouths, ha!
We have such good worker bees…I’m starting to re-think the age we need to teach them to mow our grass.
Penelope worked hard next to her daddy to fill her little white basket…
While Noah worked busily at feeding Eloise her first strawberries!
She loved eating them, can you tell!
And eating them…
In fact she cleared out her little basket in minutes!
Noah and Penny love being the big siblings and taking care of their baby sister. They thought it was their duty to help Ellie find more berries for her little basket. Doesn’t she look like she’s on a mission to find more goodies!
I happened to dress Eloise in the Baby Sunsuit from Rae that I made last week, it’s such an adorable pattern I can’t believe I waited this long to make one! I added more rows of shirring then called for and changed out the leg openings for this particular one, isn’t it just so cute! I used Sherbert Pips Puppy Dog Tails in Light Blue. In hindsight, it was probably not a good idea to dress her in it for strawberry picking, I mean look at this girl!!
She is definitely one of my children! She even has strawberry juice on her little bum. I almost had a heart attack but then thought, what’s the point of making clothes for your children if you don’t want them to actually wear them, right?
All in all we had a great time. Up next will be our adventures in blueberry picking, we always go overboard with those! Over here they should be ripe in another couple of weeks…wooooooot!
**Update** The sunsuit was saved! I rubbed a bunch of that shout gel on every last spot, let it sit for an hour and threw it in with the rest of the wash and it came out looking brand new!! Hooray 🙂