Being Brickner : Strawberry Picking

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Strawberry Picking

Over the weekend, we took the girls strawberry picking, one of our favorite traditions of the year!!  Last time we went, I was 36 weeks pregnant, hot as hell, and dreaming of what bringing both our little ladies would be like.  And of course, it was way better than I ever imagined.  These kinds of memories are the absolute best, the ones that make all the craziness so very worth it.

Waverly's Dress (Similar) - Avalon's Shirt
We came home with buckets of strawberries, some crushed, and made a steak & salmon dinner with the yummiest strawberry shortcake for dessert.  We have had a crazy start to the new year with my new job & things are finally starting to settle down, this little family outing was exactly what we needed and I enjoyed every single minute.  
Even the random gas station we had to make a pit stop at for an emergency toddler potty break AND the strawberry stains I have been cleaning ever since. :)

PS.  One for the memory books, because I'm seriously obsessed with everything Waverly Maye says lately.  On our drive she asked Avalon what she wanted for her birthday (from her), then of course answered for her, "oh, a horse, I'll get that for you.  Or candy.  Which one?"  Because obviously they are exactly the same sort of thing.

PPS.  Kids hunter boots like the pair Waverly are wearing are on sale!!!  There are three options, these for toddler, little and big kid, and these or these for just little and big kid.  We LOVE Hunter boots, they are some of Waverly's favorite shoes to wear and they just make everything extra cute.

19 comments:

  1. Ooh I love strawberry picking! Can't wait for the season to start up here... Probably another month. I should probably start looking for recipes!

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  2. The memories are the best, and the photos are just as good!! Some of my favorite summer photos come from the strawberry and blueberry fields! And, I can't believe it's strawberry-picking time already! Can't wait to be done with school and take the boys to do the same thing!!

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  3. LOVING Waverly's outfit. I wish I could pull something like that off lol. But seriously. All the heart eyes!

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  4. we love strawberry picking. and the chambray on your girls is the cutest for berry picking! :)

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  5. So fun! I have scoured the internet for a Strawberry picking patch in our parts and there is nothing. So sad. I always love posts of others going to the patch, though. So, I will just live vicariously through your trip. Precious photos, as always.

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  6. I love the picture of Avalon reaching for the strawberry! So precious!

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  7. Sweetest girls ever! Our patches aren't ready to pick until June-ish. We can't wait!

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  8. Why do you make me click links!! SPARKLE HUNTER BOOTS!? At this rate I am going to have to keep working forever!!

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  9. We wanted to go strawberry picking while we were in Florida but their season ended in March. We were so bummed! This looks like a wonderful time. I'm so glad you got to go!

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  10. They are so sweet in those strawberry fields together! I wonder if there's one near us that I can go to and pick my own strawberries
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  11. That looks like a fun activity for your family, I love your daughter's bonnet!

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  12. Loving these photos, the girls are darling! I can't believe it's strawberry season there... it isn't until at least july here!

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  13. Darling little ladies! I look forward to strawberry season every year! Im hoping to wrangle the husband into another u-pick excursion ;)

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  14. Amazing pictures!! Strawberry picking is so much fun. We are going this weekend. Can't wait. Waverly is hilarious. I love her birthday question for Avalon.

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  15. Avalon's outfit is so perfect for this event! I cannot get enough of bonnets! And I'm always so jealous of strawberry picking this time of year. We don't have any fields in Utah!!!

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  16. LOL--a horse...candy...which one?!? So sweet! And they're outfits are PERFECT! Such fun memories!!!

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  17. This is absolutely adorable. Avalon in that little bonnet. "Picking" strawberries. I don't know how you stand those cuties! Love that Waverly asked and answered for her what she wanted for her birthday! A horse, that would be nice ;)

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  18. I always kick myself in the rear because I never think to go strawberry picking but you've reminded me with these adorably sweet post. I wonder if there is still time!?

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