Apr 27, 2010

Strawberry Patch Kids

Yesterday Stella and her friends Lilly and Cohen went to the strawberry patch. Here's Stella in action, picking her own berries... She was very excited to be there...
She expertly removed all the leaves from the strawberries she picked...
The cutest little migrant worker ever...
While acting as staff photographer, Mommy accidentally sat on a gigantic, luscious, red strawberry. Stella was kind enough to loan me a wipe and help clean up my backside. I got to wear the red badge of courage on my bootie for the rest of the day...
Stella loved sorting the berries...
And running up and down the rows...
Have you ever tried to get two toddlers to look the same direction and smile at the same time? This is about as good as it gets...
These horsies were featured at the pumpkin patch, but Stella was not a fan. Now that she is a little older, she was ready to saddle up...
She and Cohen had a great time riding the ponies together...
The strawberry patch also featured a petting zoo. You will probably see a lot of this "hands on the hips" pose from Stella. I am not sure who she has seen stand like this...
Stella was very intrigued by the large cow. She says Grandpa Crane really likes cows...
She petted the piggies and took me back to my carefree childhood days with PeeWee pig, my favorite pet porker...
But she returned to the moo cow. The lure was just too strong...
Stella felt that all the animals must be hungry. She also felt that they all must eat hay. She offered hay to every animal in the petting zoo, but had no takers...
Hands on the hips because the other kids were too close to her cow...
Swinging is really more Cohen's thing than Stella's, but everytime she sees him swinging, she thinks that she wants to swing, too. He makes it look that fun. That is how this picture happened. She really just sat in the swing for a few seconds and moved on to other things...
For most of the time we were there, a busload of big kids were hogging the merry-go-round, much to the frustration of Cohen. When they left, we took advantage of the vacant playground to give the little kids a turn. This is the best picture of the fun that we could achieve while Emily and I carried diaper bags, convinced our kids to hold on tight, used one hand to slow down the kid who was pushing the merry-go-round, and used the other hand to snap photos. Who says we can't multitask?
Stella did a little farming at the patch...
She and Cohen even shared the tractor, which was so cute!
Since Emily and Cohen made the mistake of riding with us, they were our prisoners for the day (Jamie knows exactly how this feels) so we dragged them to Metairie with us where I played the pregnancy card and convinced Emily to supervise the McDonald's playground fun...
I am not sure why I think Stella needs a playground for entertainment. She is obviously just as thrilled to hang out with shoes...
I mean, this kids LOVES shoes!
The strawberry patch was tons of fun. Stella couldn't wait to sample her harvest once we got home...

More spring break fun coming soon!

3 comments :

Marylou said...

Maybe I will quit my job so I can go on all sorts of fun spring break outings with y'all! We miss you guys so much!!

Emily Allen Raney said...

Ok. You never said that you had Stella clean the strawberry mess off your rear! That's great. I laughed out loud when I saw that picture!!

Thanks so much for inviting us! We are up for a good road trip anyday!

Katie Demo said...

Hey! I just stumbled across your blog from mine! Lilly and I had a blast yesterday with everyone! I also have something for Stella, I'll have to walk it over next time we see you!