It's funny how having a child makes you experience things that you may never have experienced or thought about before. You think that a child keeps you from experiencing a lot and granted there are some things I can't just get up and go do but there are a whole lot of things that I never even thought of doing that I can enjoy. That's why I love these mommy and me posts. It's a great way to look back and see the times me and my precious girl have enjoyed together.
My older sister invited me to go strawberry picking at berea college farms and for a moment I almost decided not to. My little girl is 10 months today and she wants to put everything in her mouth so I have to keep a close eye on her. Also I wasn't sure if I would enjoy carrying her and trying to pick berries. Plus I was worried about bugs, thorns and other possible dangerous plants.
To my surprise though Juniper did great and she absolutely loved it. I sat her right in the middle of the patch and she kept herself occupied... standing and crawling around exploring the plants and berries. The other great thing is the farm was pesticide free so she was able to try some of the delicious berries. Unlike store bought berries that look ripe but are hard and sour. These were soft and sweet which Juniper loved munching on. She only has 2 teeth right now so were still trying to get her use to more solid food.
Picking from the strawberry patch was so much fun with my 10 month old. I have never done that before but I am sure I would probably have taken it for granted if I didn't have a cutie patootie to help me out!