Playing at home is a nice way to spend most summer days, but now and then it's fun to get out and do something more memorable.
This morning, the kids and I headed to Verrill Farm, where you can pick your own strawberries. The girls went looking for ripe berries in one part of the field . . .
. . . while the boys teamed up in another part. You can't see any other berry pickers in these photos, but there were dozens of other people there today. The cashier encouraged us to look on the edges of the field, because the center aisles had already been picked clean.
We ate nearly as many berries as we put in our baskets, which is expected (and part of the fun). Then I made the mistake of letting Joy hold one of the berry baskets on the drive home. When we reached our apartment, her basket was half empty, and Joy said she was sick of strawberries. That aversion didn't last long though. :)