Friday, June 22, 2012

::this moment::the strawberry picker::

I let him play hooky today. He worked for an hour to fill one basket in sweltering heat, then helped me wash, hull and crush them into beautiful, ruby-coloured jam. He was so proud of himself when I praised his work ethic, and walked a little taller all day.

Stop by Amanda's blog to share your moment and to enjoy others.

8 comments:

  1. Great moment, we did that yesterday too, it was hot!!!!! Enjoy your day.

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  2. oh, i had plans for strawberry picking this year, but so far it didn't work out... we'll see.
    love your moment! have a great weekend!

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  3. Oh! We missed on that this year. A very short season here. Enjoy your berries!

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  4. Just gorgeous!

    To celebrate the Solstice we did a little strawberry picking (and then jam making) too!
    http://www.ouronesweetfamily.blogspot.com/2012/06/this-moment_22.html

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  5. Looks early in the morning and hot. What a good worker! And yes, remembering to praise a good effort, a job well done is something I need to do more often. Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy your weekend.

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  6. Love the photo! Everyone needs to play hooky once in a while. Well done, mom!

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  7. Possibly one of my most favourite photos and descriptions ever!!! Sweet boy!!

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  8. We went picking at French Hill today! What a lovely place with all those daisies everywhere and loads of delicious strawberries to bring home. I couldn't get over Thomas' remark, "This is the best place in the whole world!" I showed the kids this photo of Jude to motivate them this morning to fill a whole basket! Tomorrow I'll be attempting my first-ever jam making adventure!

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