Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cherry Pickin'

The girls swimming with their babies
14 lbs of cherries
Chesnie and the ranch dog

The cherry pickers

Matthew hard at work

Mommy and sticky Ches

Look at those sticky hands

Mattie B climbing up to help pick

Mommy and Mattie B

Chesnie enjoying a juicy cherry

Mattie loves it
The girls perfecting the art of spitting the pits

They like to hide in the dryer

Mattie made an catapiller with a bananna, apples, raisins and pretzels

We love our fruit around here! We went and picked some cherries this last weekend. The girls enjoyed seeing goats and a few friendly dogs. Matthew picked most of the cherries. Everything I picked the girls ate. At one point I looked at Matthew's bin and said that we probably had enough. He didn't seem to think so. So I went to the van with the girls because they were tired of being sticky. Not to mention they decided to pet the dog after getting cherry juice all over their hands so not only were they sticky but they were hairy too! When we came back to Matthew Mattie said, "Dad that is enough, let's go!" He weighed the cherries and we had 14lbs! Yes, a little excessive. At least they were only $1.50/lb. We have been to this ranch quite a few times and have thus befriended the old man that lives there. He wanted to show Matthew his garden. The girls and I waited in the cool air conditioned car while Matthew checked out the garden. He came back with a bag full of chard, an arm full of bok choy and a elephant garlic the size of a softball! We were blessed.


Jenny said...

Cute. cute. cute! Where is the cherry picking place??? That looks like fun. I love Mattie's caterpillar- that is too creative! Did she come up with that herself?
love you guys!

Koko Quiz said...

THATS presh!!! I went as well... how funny. Hope you all are well