My sister-in-law Brooke let us in on a little (HUGE) secret:
Coolest place ever. Nicest owners you ever met. They let you come, pick your own raspberries (they provide little cute buckets for the kids with strings so that they can tie them around their waist, this allows both hands for picking--very ingenious.) And they don't care how many you eat along the way. IF you have any leftover they basically give them to you for $3/lb.
In case you don't know my kids, or kids in general for that matter, THEY LOVE RASPBERRIES. My mom usually has tons of raspberry plants and picking, but it has definitely been more slim this year than usual. So this HUGE patch was like a happy haven for my kids. And they were not alone. Their little cousins loved it too--I think you'd have to be WAY weird to not love it. And i'm WAY weird and I STILL love it. :)
Anyway, point being--you never saw such happy kids (and adults) just running and playing and eating and eating. Too bad this place is closing for the winter or we would be back weekly for sure!
Rodrik loves him some raspberries!!
Rod loves to pick raspberries. That is unless someone offers him a whole bucket full of pre-picked. He's no dummy. Neither is Lincoln. They actually "hung out" pretty good together at that patch. At least as well as little 1yr old's can. It was pretty cute to watch. Lincoln kept trying to "hug" Rod, he did this by leaning into him until they bonked heads. Ha! It was really cute.
Thanks for sharing Brooke! :)
Jax was SUPER happy to be at the raspberry patch AND be with Ethan at the SAME TIME!! Happy day for him!! :) My biggest regret from this outing is not getting a picture of the two of them together. They were having a lot of fun chasing and playing hide and seek and letting Katelyn tell them what to do. :)
Jax is demonstrating how to find and pick a raspberry, (he has perfected this art,) put it in your bucket, change your mind, and eat it instead. That was his basic ritual all night--or he would just skip the bucket part altogether. At the end of the night he had nothing to show for all that picking. Except maybe looser stools. :)
I'm so gross.
Oh, and if I had a picture of what the guys were doing all night it would look like this:
Justin and Jason are standing across from each other with a row of raspberries in-between them and they are discussing in great detail the some "amazing" technology (probably iPhone or Droid related) and are so in rapture of their conversation they don't notice the children running around like crazies (getting lost more than twice) and don't realize that in the hour we were there, they hadn't moved an inch. They did say they ate raspberries--though I didn't see much of it--but I'm inclined to believe them because Justin was motivated by the gross remark in Jaxton's paragraph. hehe.:)
And Me, Chanel and Brooke basically chased kids all night and tried to pick berries intermittently. Chanel did more chasing than me. I tend to let Chanel parent my children when she is with me--she does a better job. :)
Then the few berries we had left Jason and Brooke bought for us, because we "accidently" didn't have any money with us.;) Thanks guys! Love you!!