Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Blueberry Bliss


I could have had a no spend day yesterday if I hadn't spent $20 on blueberries. A friend and I took the kiddos to a blueberry field and picked about 15 pounds of berries each. The little ones probably ate a pound each.

At one point little Abe picked a completely unripe berry, popped it in his mouth, after which you can only imagine the expression on his face. He proclaimed loudly, "these berries are gross!" Then he started picking berries off of the bush as fast as he possibly could and chucking them every which way with all of his might. It was hilarious but I quickly explained to him that we wouldn't want someone coming in our yard and chucking our strawberries all over the place and he most certainly needed to stop throwing someone else's blueberries that they'd worked very hard to grow because they wouldn't like it anymore than we would.

All in all it was a great time and we have thee most beautiful and enormous berries filling our fridge and freezer right now. I'm sensing all homemade blueberry pancakes, with blueberry syrup, with freshly whipped cream on top in the very near future. Oh, Yum!


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  1. These are gorgeous blueberries and an awesome price! I think it's worth it not to have a no-spend day just for the happiness of the little guy alone :)

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    1. I live in blueberry country (or so it seems if you drive around these parts). The blueberries were all so huge and so sweet. I didn't pick any last year and I'm SOOO glad we got out to pick them this year. I loved watching him experience it for the first time too. He had so much fun AND so much yumminess :)

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  2. That sounds like so much fun. I never thought to go blueberry picking. We went strawberry picking this year. I'll have to see if there are any farms that do blueberry picking around us.

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    1. We have a ton of farms around here for it and the prices are so much better than in the stores PLUS way fresher berries, oh and they are thee best right off the bush no questions about it. I hope you can find a farm! It's a wonderful experience.

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  3. He's adorable! What a big boy. :-)

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    1. Thanks you :)
      I cannot believe how fast he's growing. Everyone says time flies but experiencing it first hand... WOW!

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  4. Drat! You're on the wrong side of the Atlantic or I'd be inviting myself to share those pancakes!

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    1. You'd be more than welcome. It's just going to be the little guy and I. Apparently my husband doesn't like blueberries. Honestly I don't know what his mother did to him as a child. He has so many odd dislikes. He didn't eat any of my lemon meringue pie either and it was truly the best pie I've ever made. Crazy man!

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  5. These pictures are priceless! Look who's getting big! And he can say "These berries are gross"! Mind blown, they grow up SO fast. Hugs.

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    1. He talks in mostly all complete sentences now. And he uses a lot of big words (apparently his mommy is a jabber box who doesn't limit word complexity when conversing with the babe in the house, hehe) It's awesome but at the same time, my baby is sooo gone! He is such a big boy! ahhhh

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