One (of several) good things about living here in Washington is the
fresh fruit! Our family is fond of fruit - especially Alyssa and I.
Together we can take down any 2lb Costco container of fruit in 1-2 days
maximum.often times in one sitting. I think I've mentioned it before,
but if Alyssa and I are sharing a bowl of fruit and it comes down
to the last few pieces, it becomes an eat-off. She notices right away
that the bottom of the bowl is showing and she begins to take larger
fist-full's of fruit and shoves them in her mouth. It's pretty
hilarious. And of course I egg her on by ~~pretending I'm~~ taking more
and more each time. But alas, she is younger than me and I always let
her have the last of the bowl. I much prefer to share with my husband
because he always lets me have the last of the bowl. hehe
The strawberries are one of the first U-Pick fruits to ripen here and we
were there to pick despite the cold weather. Alyssa was very excited
about the strawberry picking. I was
trying to explain that we were picking them to eat later and not to eat
them because they are covered in dirt and we need to wash them first.
She would have none of that. She was eating them almost faster than I
could pick them! She did finally get the hang of being able to picking
ripe strawberries herself - which took a lot of coaching on our part. In
the end we paid \$3.00 for our 3.7lbs of strawberries. They weren't the
most amazing strawberries you've ever tasted, but Alyssa and I didn't
mind. It took us 3 days to eat them.
helped me pick for a while, although most of what she picked was unripe
and thus promptly discarded from our box. She had fun exploring in the
fields with her daddy.
Luke took one for the team and held Evan while I picked the
Here we are with our box of strawberries at the end of our assigned row.