Sunday, June 9, 2013

Strawberry Picking!

Remember that book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day"? Well I want to write a book called "Gia and the Wonderful, Amazing, Almost Perfect, Super Fun Day". 
The day of Gia's show and graduation was the most gorgeous day ever weather wise and it was also one of the best days in general. It was full of fun and life and love. Unfortunately Jon had mandatory training and couldn't make it to her show. But we wanted to do something fun and special with her as a family to celebrate that day. So, when Daddy got home, we hopped in the car headed to Ochs Orchard in Warwick, NY to go strawberry picking.

Gia was so excited to pick! I'm not sure if she remembered what it was like from last year or if it was just her love for strawberries that fueled the excitement. Either way, my girl was so happy to be outside in a field of fruit.

Jon showed her how to grab them from the stem so that she didn't totally squish the berry as she pulled it off. After a few tries she had the hang of it.

And she went to town, picking every berry she could find.

She probably ate as many as she picked...

 Gia and Jon did most of the picking, as it's hard for me to bend down gracefully and comfortably. The belly is already getting in the way!

I was happy just to watch her having so much fun.

After we picked 4.5 pounds of strawberries we went to a local restaurant for dinner and then stopped at Bellvale Creamery for some homemade ice cream. The view was just incredible and we had the whole place to ourselves. I was so excited to use the remote for my camera, so we snapped a few family shots. I can't decide which one I like better, so you get 2 for the price of 1!

Once our bellies were full, we headed home. Gia fell asleep in record time that night, and I'm pretty sure she dreamed of singing songs, strawberries, and ice cream.



  1. So sweet :) I wanted to take my little guy strawberry picking this spring, but I knew my belly would be way too big to bend over to pick berries! Maybe next year :)

    1. Thanks Sarah! Not sure where you're located or when you're due, but July & August is blueberry picking season at Ochs. That may be something you're interested in. Just as fun and much less bending!

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