Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Raspberry Picking

We went raspberry picking last week and it was a hit with the girl.  She loved it - she got the hang of picking the ripe raspberries right away.  She also got the hang of stuffing them immediately into her mouth.  She was a girl on a mission, and her goal was to eat as many as she could.  It was so fun to watch her while my mom and I picked.  

The farm where we picked was about a 30 minute drive (we spent longer in the car than actually picking), it wasn't cheap - there was an "admission" fee (perhaps to pay for all the berries you inevitably eat while you're picking??), and then the raspberries were $4 a pint, and the sun was out in full force with no shade to be found... but it was worth it.  We made some fun memories, and we all enjoyed ourselves.

(and we got some yummy raspberries, too!)

As a toddler activity, I would highly recommend berry picking - as long as you go on a day when it won't be crowded.  It was nice that Eliza could walk up and down the rows without us having to be RIGHT next to her.  She had some freedom, which I think helped a lot.  Also, bring a hat and sunscreen.  One other nice thing about berry picking is that you don't need to pack a snack!

1 comment:

Dawn said...

We just took Addy blackberry picking yesterday and she loved it! There were thorns so daddy carried her in a sling, but she just picked them out of the cup and ate them as he put them in! Luckily it was free!

Eliza's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 5 ozs
Going home: 7 lbs 10 ozs
5 days: 7 lbs 13 ozs
2 months: 12 lbs 6 ozs
4 months: 17 lbs
5 months: 18 lbs 12 ozs
6 months: 20 lbs 13 ozs
9 months: 24 lbs 3 ozs
12 months: 26 lbs 13 ozs
15 months: 28 lbs
18 months: 29 lbs 3 ozs
2 years: 32 lbs
3 years: 34 lbs

Alice's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 11 oz
2 Months: 13 lbs 10 oz
4 Months: 17 lbs 15 oz
6 Months: 20 lbs 4 oz