Saturday, July 21, 2012

Farms and Trucks

We had such a good time today!  The neighbor Littles joined us for much of the day as well, which made it that much more exciting.  We started out blueberry picking this morning at Lyman Orchards.  The weather was perfect.  Finally, a beautiful day that we could spend outside comfortably.  I think Zayit ate more blueberries than he picked!  It was funny to watch Daddy pick the berries and put them in the bucket just to have Zayit dig in a handful and gobble them right up.  Ziva enjoyed the picking in the comfort of her stroller.  The neighbor Littles were adorable as well - one picking only the green berries and the other playing shy with her Daddy.  It's amazing to me how Zayit thought the berries were so yummy in the fields, but as soon as we were home, he wanted nothing to do with them.  We enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Apple Barrel and watched the ducks in the pond.  All the kids got along great.  

After nappy, Zayit, Ziva and I went on a walk to a local farm.  This is the first year that this farm is selling any of their crop.  All their goodies sure did look yummy.  We ended up with a Japanese cucumber, lemon cucumber (looks like a lemon but tastes like a cucumber), bok choy, red leaf lettuce, a ginormous zucchini and a yellow squash.  Zayit enjoyed all the different textures of the squashes and cucumbers as well as the vibrant colors.  The owner of the farm let him touch and feel anything he wanted.  We talked about growing plants and trees and how we can get food from them.  Zayit was a little puzzled, but it was great to reinforce the morning of blueberry picking with going to the little neighborhood farm.  We will definitely be going back for another visit next weekend!  

The day ended with a fun impromptu BBQ with the neighbor Littles and their Mommy and Daddy.  Nothing like some cantaloupe, burgers, hot dogs and corn.  And then... just when we were winding down... an ice cream truck came down our street!  The kids had never seen one before and I just couldn't resist.  It was so fun to watch them pick out their ice cream choice and eat it.  They all ended up a completely sticky mess!  Such fun!  Nothing a bath can't fix  :)

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