July 23, 2012

Blueberries for Smith


One of my favorite books of all time is Blueberries for Sal. Little Smith is finally getting to the point where he can sit for a book that has more than a single sentence on each page and this milestone seriously arrived just in time... I've been slowly losing my mind from re-reading our small collection of board books. Story time has been a lot more exciting with so many new choices, Big Smith's go-to being Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel with mine (of course) being Blueberries for Sal.

Little Smith is also a blueberry hound, it's the one food he's never refused, so an afternoon of blueberry picking was an obvious choice for summer week-end fun. Big Smith was more interested in taking pictures (thank you!), Little Smith was focused on eating the berries (including the green ones and any on the ground), which left me to pick up the slack in the picking department, a job I took very seriously. Don't mess with me when I'm in berry mode!

The weather could not have been better, finally a break from the heat and humidity. There were a bunch of kid's playing Marco Polo through the bushes and Little S tried his best to join in shouting DADA instead of Polo at the top of his lungs (so funny). It is such fun to watch this crazy toddler actually participate and understand these family outings. Last summer's peach picking adventure feels more like five years ago.

And of course the best bonus to a day of berry picking is coming home with some blueberries. I hope to make some jam and muffins... but we just may eat them all up first!

10 comments:

  1. Oh how much fun!! All the great memories you are piling up-- too sweet!

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  2. I have always wanted to go to a 'You-Pick' farm but never have. It looks like so much fun! I'd worry that I was eating too much of my pick, though. Don't they weigh it to charge you?

    BBeautiful photos as always. : )

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  3. This reminds me of childhood visits to western PA to a great aunt's house. She had a huge blueberry patch covered exactly like this. It was one of my favorite things to do! You may have inspired a blueberry-picking trip if I can find one that hasn't burned up in this heat!

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  4. How fun! Love all the picking farms, but with the drought there isn't much around here. As a side note, you have a beautiful collection of summer dresses!

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  5. That seriously looks absolutely wonderful! :) And he is adorable, as are you!

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  6. That looks like a lot of fun! It's great to get kids out picking fresh produce. They love it and they get to see how food grows. BTW, you look pretty in your summer frock!

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  7. that looked amazing!! what a beautiful experience for little smith to be able to pick the fruit that he loves so much.

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  8. You and your little man both look beautiful...and those blueberries look amazing. Yum!

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  9. Oh how fun! We've been blueberry picking a couple of times -- it takes a lot of work to get a good amount, but it's always worth it. You are gorgeous in that white dress, and Little Smith is precious as usual. :)

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  10. This looks like so much fun. As much as I love NC, your pictures of MA make me want to pick up and move there. So much prettiness.

    And speaking of pretty, hello, you! Your outfit is awesome.

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