Thursday, July 12, 2012

- strawberry fields forever -


We've been making some progress on our summer bucket list! Just a few things have been crossed off the list so far, but it's been fun, and I can't wait to tackle a few more!


The homemade sangria was kind of an easy one to cross off the list! I mean, who couldn't resist homemade sangria on a hot summer day? And the farmer's market and hiking were both pretty easy to get to, and very fun! I am sure we will frequent the farmer's market quite a bit in the next few months! It's become one of our favorite things to do on a Sunday morning in the summer time!

And the strawberry picking was awesome! I am so glad we managed to squeeze it in last week because the strawberry fields were pretty close to closing for the season. Turns out most of the strawberries were sour and not ripe because we got the last of the crop...but it was all about the experience anyway. And Ellie loved it! She kept calling it our "adventure"...

We went home with a gigantic container of "mostly sour" strawberries, very dirty shoes, a tired, happy, strawberry stained toddler, and a great summer memory!









21 comments:

lisa said...

love the photos! so weird but you & i have like identical summer bucket lists :)(http://mummascorner.blogspot.com/2012/06/summer-chicago-bucket-list.html) had to post a comment! Always loving your blog & your sweet little girl :) xx

Carlie said...

I love picking strawberries! Too bad they were sour!

Kiersten said...

I'm shocked you found as many strawberries as you did! My friends and I went about 3 weeks ago, and found next to one at all. The ones we did find were delicious though - I'm ruined for store-bought strawberries, now.
<3 Kiersten

Jamie said...

How fun. We are going to pick peaches tomorrow. I am so excited.

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Cropped Stories said...

It's definitely all about the experience! I'm glad she had fun! These shots are great; I love that first one and last shot! She has such beautiful eyes too!

Kira said...

What a fun list, I want to make one now!

lucy at dear beautiful boy said...

Awww, I love strawberry picking. I have such find memories of doing it as a child. In fact I was only saying the other day that I can't wait to take my little guy strawberry picking next summer when he's big enough to understand.
Absolutely gorgeous photos. You've got to love strawberry stained faces. X

Diane Writes said...

Yay! Strawberry picking!!! Your picture in the garden with your little one is so priceless. I love it! And the picture of her Toms shoes could make it as a great advertisment for Toms.

Btw, what effects did you make with your pictures? May I know? Thanks. Care to share in a blog post?

Have a great day!

ginanorma said...

YOu are such an amazing photographer, these pictures are just outstanding and tell such a story...i love her precious little face, and those strawberries look just so tasty, my favorite. Love her little shoes too, and I should have made a bucket list for summer!

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

Faaaabulous pics!!!

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

ahh! Love that last one of her shoes! And TOMS nonetheless. So adorable. all of it!

the lovebirds said...

what a fun list!! You've inspired me to make one for the rest of summer. And hello- those pictures are to die for! Total beauty, I tell you! xo

Courtney B said...

I think strawberry picking would be SO much fun!! Wish I could hangout and cross things off your list with you guys! It all sounds SO fun!

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

I loved the strawberry picture when I saw it on God Bless The Moon awhile ago and I still love it now :)
What a fun memory to have with your baby girl! Adventures are awesome :) And that last shot of the itty bitty TOMS?! The best!! xoxo

Sarah said...

What a fantastic set of pictures! I love the idea of summer bucket list! And I agree, those berry stained Toms are ADORABLE!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Awesome you are following your bucket list...the pictures are just priceless!!

MAKEUP OBSESSED MOM said...

Oh my goodness, what BEAUTIFUL pictures! Stacie xo

courtney - larking. said...

The fourth picture down is my absolute favorite, but they are all so beautiful! I am so excited to share these kinds of moments with Lorelei once she's a bit older. Love your bucket list updates!

kriznizzel said...

Great photos, I'm dreaming of summer! I would love a bucket list.
Kindergarden is a pre school program in Australia, and it sucks that they have to be potty trained first!
I love her eyes they get me every time.

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