Thursday, June 10, 2010

Spring is finally JUNE!

Our strawberry patch has grown like crazy...nearly taking over our yard. The other day, Sonya came running into the house from the back yard screaming, "The Birdie is chasing me!!!". I went out to investigate and there was, indeed, a crazy bird squaking as I approached the strawberry patch. I quickly discovered this beautiful little nest with two baby birds sitting directly on the ground under a strawberry plant. Apparently, every time Sonya went to pick a yummy strawberry snack, she would scare the mommy bird.

Sonya's love for strawberry picking was cultivated last week at a local farm where she picked strawberries with some friends. Here are some pictures documenting their experience:

Sidney: "Ok Sonya, here you have a bucket with some string. It's like a purse. Fill it up with as many red strawberries as you can find"
Sonya: "OH ya, I got 'dis"

Sonya: "You wanted the green one's, right?! I am totally picking faster than anyone else here! I'm AMAZING!!!"
(notice the dirt all over Sonya's mouth...yep...she was eating more muddy green strawberries than she was putting in her bucket.)

Sonya: "Wow, this is getting heavy! I know what I can do to lighten my load....."

Sonya: "This will definitely do the trick! Genius! Pure Genius! I'm sure my mom will appreciate the bite I've taken out of every strawberry! This is the best $7 she's ever spent!!

Talmage: "Well hey there, little lady!. It looks as if you've been working all day in the fields. Why don't you come on over here and take a rest next to my tracter...While I talk your ear off about all this manly machinery stuff. Now this gear moves this blade that cuts this...blah blah.......blah"

Sonya: "PHEW! I thought I'd never get away...Hmmm, what I really need after a long days work is a relaxing, cleansing mud bath...ya....

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