oh, the simple life
I don’t know about Paris Hilton, but I think our girls could make it on The Simple Life. School was closed today due to the lack of use of Snow Days this year (and Ascension Thursday), so we did what any parent in fear of dealing with bored children does on a fantastic weather day…take them to the farm. The baby and I went with her godsisters & godbrother (of course my BFF) to pick strawberries and asparagus. We lucked out that the strawberries came in early this year and the weather was just incredibly nice today. We hit the same farm that we all went to in 2010 when the baby was 1.5 yrs old and her godbrother was 0.5 years old to pick cherries. I heart this farm -Terhune Orchards, located a little south of Princeton. They have various farm animals for petting or viewing for the kids, tractor tricycles and such, a little playground, picnic benches, and a super cute farm store. The strawberry bushes were seriously ready for the picking and it was so much fun. God knows we will definitely be coming up with creative ways for using strawberries for the next couple of days. Strawberries in our lemonade anyone? We continued onto picking asparagus after the kids loaded us up with strawberries.
Now, I had NO idea what asparagus picking was going to be like and I was totally taken off guard on how the stalks just pop out of the ground. I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting, maybe a pokey looking bush - but I was genuinely surprised to see how this was done. The funniest part was that the girls were a little confused to exactly the type of stalks we wanted. Somehow, asparagus didn’t inspire the same blitz harvesting that strawberries did . Of course, they were a little tired and possibly starving by now. They first went for the big ones, followed by the super skinny ones after we told them we wanted thinner stalks. It was definitely an experience. Our little godbrother over there also just wanted to eat the asparagus - it was hilarious. Our day out was amazing and lulled me into thinking it was Friday already. Somehow we are setting a precedent for how single school day offs are going to be - the last one we all spent watching the new Lorax movie and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Today ended with Ruby Tuesdays for lunch, sundaes from McD’s, and good old fashioned playing outside scooting, etc.. at home. It really is about the simple things in life…
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