my mom was here visiting a couple weeks ago. fortunately, i was feeling better so we were able to venture out of the house. this was the first time that my mom had been here during the summertime, so she was actually able to enjoy some warmer weather and sunshine! she usually comes for birthdays and such which happen to be in october and march, both of which are drizzly, cold, cloudy months. it may have been a bit too warm for her, but it was better than the constant drizzle she is used to!
the day before she left we decided to take the girls berry picking for the first time! i know, it's pretty sad that we've been her for over 8 years and this was the first time berry picking in oregon, but better late than never! the girls had such a great time! we were about a week late for the strawberries, of which mitch was very disappointed when we came home without them. but we were able to get some blackberries, loganberries, and raspberries!
we went to rowell bros. where all you can eat while picking is free! so, we took to tasting the different berries as we picked. they were so yummy! we started with two different types of blackberries...
here, tutu is showing the girls which berries are the ripe ones. lala had a hard time not picking the red blackberries. she figured all berries are best when red!
"is this a good one?" it looks good to me!
"mommie, look at all the berries i've picked!" lala actually decided that she didn't like the blackberries, so she didn't pick too many of them. the ones she did pick she was picking for me! isn't she sweet!
nani, on the other hand, liked the blackberries the very best. so, she did a pretty good job picking a lot of them. this was just after she started. when she was through with the blackberries we couldn't see the bottom of her bucket.
by the time we got to the raspberries, lala was a little bored with picking berries and took to digging in the dirt! the raspberries were my favorite so nani and i were busy getting as many as we could!
after about an hour, we decided we had picked enough berries and headed to the weighing station to pay for the berries. we got a little over 3 pounds and it cost us just over $3.00 for all those delicious berries!
just look at the beautiful colors of those berries! mouth wateringly yummy! that night with dinner we had berry smoothies, of course! so cool and refreshing!
as we were leaving both of the girls said, "that was so much fun! can we do it again?" so, we will be doing blueberries this week.....mmm-mmm!