Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July weekend!  We spent most of the weekend packing, moving and working on getting the house ready for inspection.  However, today we celebrated our nation's birthday with what has become a favorite family tradition - blueberry picking!  This is the 3rd year we have picked blueberries on the 4th of July (the 2nd year with grandma).

Clark is a serious little blueberry picker.  He worked hard on trying to fill his bucket (which he then proceeded to sit and eat for snack).  Funny enough he told grandma that this was blueberry picking time when he caught her sampling the goods!

Grant started off the day putting berries in his bucket but it wasn't long before the bucket was empty.  After that point he decided to skip the middle element and just put berries straight in the mouth.

Clark was especially excited when he jumped rows and started picking berries by grandma where they had somehow managed to find the JUMBO berries!

Between the 4 of us we managed to fill two buckets which ended up being just over 10 pounds.  Yummy!  They will have to go in the freezer though for now but there are plans for blueberry syrup making later this fall.

The boys had fun berry picking with grandma!  Grandma picked two buckets also.  Eventually the boys did tire of berry picking so their dad took them over to visit the honey bee hives.  After lunch they decided to take really long naps this afternoon - must have worn them out.  So, hopefully everyone will be ready to watch fireworks later tonight!

Happy Birthday America!  
Thank you to our founding fathers and all who have served our country to grant us such marvelous freedoms!

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