"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

12 July 2014

Blueberries for B

I have wanted to take Little B fruit picking for a while now, but it is considerably more difficult to come by fruit farms/orchards in our area than it used to be when we lived in the Northeast. I was pretty thrilled when I learned of a blueberry farm within an hour of our house!

Initially, I had planned on making it a weekday outing, but when I brought it up earlier this week, B said that he really wanted Daddy to come along with us when we went berry picking. Following a conversation with N, we decided to go as early as we could this morning (to avoid potential crowds but also to avoid the hottest part of the Texas summer day).

We didn't get as early of a start as I would have liked (we are sleep-deprived parents, after all), but we made it there in good time, chatting about Blueberries for Sal, which we have borrowed from the library several times, along the way. Little Lady had fallen asleep, so I waited outside with her in the stroller while N and B went inside to get the buckets.
I've never seen these types of harnesses before. So cute that they have kid-sized ones!
We saw so many of these guys. Guess they like those berries, too! B requested the "Hop, Hop, Grasshopper" song from Kindermusik several times as we picked berries.
I think he ate almost as many as he picked.
Someone was sneaky with taking pictures when I wasn't paying attention.
So generous with affection for his baby sister, who absolutely adores her big brother in return!
Our full bucket o' berries!
Flying like airplanes!
As we were checking out, N took B to the bathroom. The lady and I began chatting (is anyone surprised?). We talked about the amazing apple orchards up north, and she mentioned that she would like to have strawberries within the next few years. Fun! And when she found out that it was N's birthday weekend, she gave us a bit of a discount. What a nice treat!

We stopped in a "dusty little town" (as N called it) on the way home for lunch, because he had spotted a Mexican restaurant on our way to the farm. The food was pretty scrumptious, and because it's N's birthday weekend, we decided to splurge and get fried ice cream (yum!).

B took a nap as soon as we got home, and since A was fast asleep again, I ran errands while N did some yard work and cleaned up B's inflatable kiddie pool (it has been sitting in a dusty little heap in the garage since last summer). We spent the late afternoon happily splashing around and are now ending the day with a family movie night.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, too!

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