Berry Fun

by Abby on August 12, 2013

I never thought I’d say it, but the end of summer is actually flying by. We’ve still got a few weeks left, but I’m already stocking up on new shoes and glue sticks, taking inventory of our crayon and No. 2 pencil supplies, and – kill me now – thinking about all those lunches I’ll be packing. (BTW, don’t you just love those “helpful” ideas in magazines suggesting you pack roasted cauliflower and salmon cakes or whatever in your kids’ lunch? In what world does that fly with your average American schoolkid?! I’m lucky if I can get mine to choke down a carrot stick.)

We did plenty this summer, but there were a couple things we didn’t get to, like the water park and the amusement park. But after a morning of blueberry-picking, I was reminded that it’s not always the big, splashy, expensive activities that kids love the most. Especially when you start with this:

little boy picking blueberries

And end up with this:

blueberry cobbler

And if you can eat your weight in fruit and pelt your brother with blueberries while you’re picking, all the better.

blueberry picking

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Lou Mello August 12, 2013 at 7:13 am

When I was in high school and playing sports, my Mom packed 6 egg sandwiches a day for me with two eggs on each…..her diabolical plan to cholesterol me to death failed. Bwwaaaa Haaaaa Haaaaaa.

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Abby August 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm

6 egg sandwiches a day?! Did you have a chicken coop in the backyard? 😉

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Sarah Bates August 12, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I’m glad your berry picking expedition went over better than ours! We were there for a whopping 15 minutes before the older two were whining about how hot, tired and hungry they were. 🙂

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Abby August 12, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Sarah, it could’ve easily gone that way. Fortunately we had lots of snacks and an overcast day!

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Angie Mizzell August 14, 2013 at 8:03 am

We finally got to the waterpark yesterday. We actually spent a lot of time at home. We did other things, too, but the outings were spaced out. And although it contributes to the feeling within me that summer has blown by and we didn’t do much… the kids enjoyed all the downtime, just getting to play.

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