Whew, this month is seriously flying by! It feels like just yesterday I was writing down my April monthy goals. I glance at the calendar and I see its ALMOST JUNE! After reflecting on my previous Mothers Day Post, where I talk about my experience on losing my mom, I was reminded of how important it is to spend time with our loved ones. We never know when we will take our last breathe, so we should make every single one count! That being said, the hubby and I decided to take the 4 little rascals to the Strawberry Festival at Eckert’s Farm.
Mom, did you say STRAWBERRY PICKING ?!?!
Thats right folks, you heard me correctly. I must say, strawberry picking has to be one of my favorite activities. But first let me introduce you to Eckert’s Farm, just in case you’ve never heard of them before. Eckert’s Farm is a hot spot for locals-especially during prime picking seasons. They have an awesome garden, resturant and store that can accommodate every member of your family. This year, we were FINALLY lucky enough blessed to able to join in on the strawberry festivities before it was too late (like last year *sad face*).
Let the drama Fun Begin!
After paying $1 for everyone over the age of 2, we got our hands stamped, grabbed our baskets and hopped on the tractor to take us out to the strawberry fields. It wasn’t long,
however, until the monsters children started to show their true colors.
Leila quickly began to complain about getting “mess” on her sandals. I just wanted to know who told her to walk DIRECTLY through the isles of strawberries? Then there’s little Levi, who looks like he may have tripped or maybe fell over a buschel of berries. Nope, not at all! His landing was completely VOLUNTARY, and quite volatile if I do say so myself. Then, I turn around only to find Landen picking strawberries for every Tom, Dick and Harry in our family. I kindly reminded him that we have to pay for what we pick. “Oh, they aren’t free?” was his cute but equally confused response.
Sigh, how I miss the days where I didn’t have to worry about paying for things or how much they cost. Anyone want to go back to childhood and take a break from adulting? *slowly raises MY hand* I couldn’t get many close ups of my fourth little angel since he took a mad dash into the field was bobing in and out of isles so fast. I just couldn’t keep up with him!
Festivals, Rides, and more Fun!
Once we got back to the main garden area, where the store+nursery are located, Chris took the strawberries to the car so we could have more fun. The kids enjoyed getting one the carnival-like rides and inflatables that were available. There was also a train and pony rides for the children to enjoy. After the kiddos faught,cried and screamed played for a while, we went to the concessions to get nachos, corn dogs, chips and beverages.
In a nutshell…
We had an ABSOLUTE blast. We only spent roughly $55 dollars, which was $10 under our budget, on this outting for our large family of 6. The memories we made together over the weekend, however, were priceless. I thouroughly enjoyed capturing these moments of my family, much like my mom used to do. There was also an extra perk too! Growing up as an only child, I didnt get to experience the love+bond that siblings share. I was able to capture a few cute moments of “sibling love” and just wanted to share a few quick snippets of what I can only begin to comprehend such a relationship could be like.
What did you guys do over the weekend? What do you do to spend quality time with your family? We’d love to hear more ideas of things to do and to also share experiencies with one another. Please leave a comment down below!