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Blueberry Madness

June 1, 2010

Sunday morning we visited a U Pick Farm about an hour’s drive away with Piper’s Godparents, a trip we’d been planning for weeks. I thought I was really excited for the adventure, but when we swung by their place to caravan over, Robyn put me in my place quite promptly by (literally, which is pretty impressive since she had back surgery 5 months ago) jumping up and down like a kid, telling me all about her blueberry donut and blueberry coffee and how excited she was to drive her blueberry car to go blueberry picking.

She even wore a purple shirt. It was hot.

Piper was a trooper and napped in the car. While she slept we drove, held hands and listened to the radio. It felt kind of like just the two of us again, and at one point I even remarked to Topher that it felt like we were on vacation. That’s a big part of what we like to do on vacation, drive around and do random stuff. I’d never spent any time in this part of our area before and the new scenery was refreshing in more ways than one.

At first she wasn’t so sure about our expedition, but to be fair she had just woken up to a crazy lady in a cowboy hat talking about blueberries:

She was slow to warm up:

But once she realized she could put small things (berries) into larger things (buckets) she was pretty stoked:

And well, once she got her feet under her she was completely won over:

On our way out, when we were supposed to be “done” but Mommy and Uncle Justin couldn’t physically stop picking berries because of some insane but delicious compulsion, we saw a bird. We’re working on learning to say “chirp”

We all walked away with something from the day. Topher got 8+ cups of blueberries which has so far translated into one pie, some turnovers and a possible fun vodka drink(?!?!). Piper got the immense satisfaction of putting lots of small things into a large container. I got this:

I totally win.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2010 7:26 am

    yay!!!! blueberry picking!! we have to wait until july! but i am super excited that Piper enjoyed it! (it means ella could be equally stoked!)

  2. June 1, 2010 8:52 am

    That cowboy hat is beyond adorable! Those rosy cheeks! I swear, she is more beautiful every time you post pictures! I am taking the family to a local Strawberry patch this weekend to fill our heads and time with hubbs gone. =( Looks like you had fun!

  3. June 1, 2010 9:21 am

    That looks so fun! And Piper is beyond cute.

  4. June 1, 2010 11:53 am

    Adorable. That is all.

  5. June 1, 2010 1:14 pm

    did Topher pick her up by her overalls?
    she is too cute. i’d pick her and put her in mah bucket.

    • Christopher permalink
      June 2, 2010 9:36 am

      I did 😉 but only to keep her from going head first into the blueberry bush!

  6. June 1, 2010 1:39 pm

    there is seriously nothing better in life as a mommy than a truly glorious family day. this post put a HUGE smile on my face. and piper in that damn-dirty-stinking-cute cowboy hat n’ overalls?? GAH!! love. love. love.

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