Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I Heart Strawberries

One of our favorite things to do in Springtime 'round these parts is actually not the Houston Rodeo. (I personally love the rodeo, but Aidan is not really a rodeo guy. Or a circus guy. But that's another story for another time.) It's picking strawberries at King's Orchard. Several times a year, we take the boys out to shape up some strawberry plants, simply because we love figuring out what to do with 8 pounds of strawberries when we get home.

This time, we took advantage of the PERFECT weather, and went with our buddy Alex and his mommy Keri. A great time was had by all. Alex ate his first ever strawberry, and Aidan tried a few of the green strawberries for himself. Those were met with mixed reviews. Dane spent the day posing for the camera.

Here is Dane in his "muscle pose" (or is that an "up yours" pose...hmmm). Aidan is simply focused on the strawberries. Here is Dane making "hungry eyes" at the strawberry. Note the guys with the tractor in the background doing actual farm work. We were very impressed.
Aidan, by the way, has graduated from eating the strawberries directly off the plant like he did last year. Now he squishes the berry beyond recognition, wrestles it from the plant, and shoves the whole thing, leaves and all, into his mouth. Sometimes he spits out the leaves, sometimes he doesn't.
You thought I was kidding about Dane spending the day posing for the camera? Check out the "jazz hands".

We rounded out the trip with a very windy picnic lunch, and Dane relieving himself on the ground right next to the picnic table. I would have tried to stop him, but I was too busy putting Aidan's diaper back on after he had removed it. I Heart Dane and Aidan.


Brandy said...

This sounds like so much fun. I want to make the trip next year with Zane.