Today really should have sucked. Cole threw a massive fit in the middle of the night that kept Alex and I up for hours, completely throwing my early exit in the morning.
We were going to leave at 7:30 so that we could arrive at the strawberry farm mere moments after it opened, first on the scene to score the best berries. I envisioned a Starbucks stop and then baskets of bright red strawberries which would allow us to make pie and muffins and smoothies galore. We were going to sing songs the entire van ride. We were going to skip and frolic.
It didn't work out like that.
I kept it together though. I didn't panic, and at 9:30, a full two hours after my desired time to leave, we calmly pulled out of the hood for a day of strawberry fun. I wasn't exactly optimistic, but more apathetic. I figured we had to go or we would be left here all day to pick on one another and no good could come from that....better to pick strawberries.
It took an hour and a half to get there, mostly with someone complaining about radio volume, headaches, water out of reach, snacks, or something small and annoying, and Stella telling me, "done," every 10-15 minutes and handing me a piece of chewed gum which I didn't even know she had.
Where the hell did all that gum come from?
Once we arrived though...it was pretty fantastic. We hardly filled one basket with strawberries so we won't be making anything, but it was fun. I'm exhausted because we didn't get home until 3:30 and then I had a seizure and decided to clean my house. I'm not sure how that happened, but I feel like I can't move so you're getting the day in photos....more or less.
|It was very farm like. We would never survive as actual farmers, but we loved pretending for a bit.|
|Fresh strawberry ice cream. Yummy.|
|This was marketed as a "train." It was $4 per child. It was insane, but cute.|
|Goats are fun.|
|This very interesting young girl would not leave Stella alone. This is what happens when you are adorable in public.|
|The end of the farming for us. Cole was scared to get his face painted, but Aiden and Stella loved it.|