Friday, July 1, 2011

Cherry Berry

Every mom has certain “firsts” that they look forward to. Of course, there are the obvious: first smile, first step, first word… but I think there are also firsts that may only be special to us and no one else. For me, living on a cherry farm, one of those firsts that I looked forward to was the day that I would get to pick and share a bowl of cherries with my girl.

July 1st is the big official opening day for Pick Your Own Cherries around here, so yesterday, before things got busy, I took advantage of the ripe cherries. We picked, washed and pitted a few and then headed outside with a blanket, some wipes and a baby stripped down to nothin’ but her gitches. I put her in a disposable so we wouldn’t have to worry about getting any stains on her diaper covers and away we went. The only thing I forgot was to get myself into nothing but a diaper – sure, she escape the stains, but I didn’t.

I set her down and let her start exploring the wonderful world of sweet cherries.

exploring cherries

Within 2.3 seconds, the scene looked like. Who needs a hat? Forget the bowl! This is serious business.


She played around with them, squashing them between her fingers for a few minutes, until finally, she ventured to taking a bite.

first taste

That bite was quickly followed by an, “Mmm” as she reached down and tried to grab the rest of the pile another cherry.

Cherry post

I’m pretty sure more of the cherries ended up between her fingers and dripping down her chin than in her tummy, but who cares? We had fun.


If she thinks this is good, just wait until next week when she gets to try her Momma’s homemade chocolate cherry chip ice cream.

so good

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! And Happy Independence Day to those of you south of the border. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

We’re off…


Ashley Paige said...

I mean, the baby is adorable and all... but I just cant get past the homemade cherry chocolate chip ice cream. That sounds like something I could (would?) drive all the way to Canada for. And seriously? Those pictures are the sweetest :)

Lucky in Love said...

This is so sweet! Hope you have a blast on your trip!


She is so freakin adorable! And those cherries looked so delicious! Feel free to post me a cherry tree! ;-)

the BFF said...

I hope her Momma is ok with making her homemade cherry chocolate chip ice cream again because I have been dreaming about it! Only a week and a half!!

Brittany Ann said...

1. I know just what you mean. I cannot wait for things like "first mommy and me yoga class" or "first trip to the pumpkin patch" just stuff I know I love and can't wait to do with her.

2. This is the problem with living in the South. We have great berry crops, but cherries do not grow down here:(

3. I want that ice cream you're making. I seriously think I want to drive to you and just sit and eat that ice cream and talk to you to distract myself through my nursing pain while staring at your girl knowing it will all be worth it in a few months when Ella's growing and flourishing like your babe!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

What a sweet little baby!! Precious! I'm so glad you captured her eating those!! :)

Happy Canada Day!!!

Biz said...

Silly Eva! Cherries are yucky! Stick with strawberries. :)

Happy Canada Day, you Canadian you.

Kayla said...

I'm not a cherry fan, but she sure makes them look delicious by how she is diving right in for more! And homemade Cherry chocolate chip ice cream, I don't like cherries, but I would definitely try this!

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

This looks like so much fun! I think she loves them :)I would really, really like some of that ice cream....yummmmm!

Amber @ Not Mommy said...

So so sweet. Alexa loved cherries last summer, I should get some more for her.

We couldn't wait for so many of those types of first. It's still not old, because this year...even if she's done it before...she's experiencing things so much more fully!

SnoWhite said...

I have been waiting for a post like this :) Happy {belated} Canada Day! We were in the car driving yesterday, so I didn't get a chance to wish you it on time. Hope you have a festive and fun weekend.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

These pictures are precious! I couldn't wait for baby's first boat ride and baby's first St. Patrick's Day. Those were huge to me and I loved every single second of doing those with her.