My older sister Jennifer is really into berry picking. A few weeks ago she suggested we go raspberry picking and since we have missed out on berry picking with her for years I jumped at the chance to go. I knew Sophie would have a good time, or at least eat her weight in raspberries.
Sophie got her bucket and headed for the raspberry bushes. She had raspberries to eat!
She helped put berries in aunties basket but most were either green or smashed. It wasn’t long before she was done picking raspberries and wanted to go see what Finley was doing. She looks so small in these pictures.
The reward for all of her hard work was to enjoy handfuls of the berries picked.
We had a great time picking raspberries and I look forward to making some jam once we are settled into the new house.
Today we were going to try and squeeze in some blueberry picking but most of the farms had already closed so instead we went blackberry picking.
Once we got to the blackberry bushes I realized that blackberry picking is not really for kids. Thankfully there was a playground near by and Nama’s soda to keep them occupied.
While we were all out in the hot sun Benji was fed and resting in the car.
Once Jennifer had picked a bowl full of blackberries Sophie and Declan sat down and started eating. I love this picture because every time I would ask them to smile Declan would look at the camera and Sophie would look at Declan and smile. I think she is just happy to have him pay attention to her again.
We kept picking and these two kept eating. They still look innocent in these pictures…
It wasn’t until a little bit later we realized they weren’t just eating the berries but also smashing them with their hands.
Oh these two they are going to give us a run for our money as they get older. They are quite the pair.