There is a local strawberry patch that opens up this time of year and stays open until May. Last year was our first experience. There is such a difference in the taste of strawberries that you pick verse the ones that you buy in the store. They are so sweet. These days I literally cannot keep enough fruit in the house. They are eating it like crazy. I have to keep a bowl in the frig full of an assortment of fruits that Tyrus can have access too at all times. I love seeing both of them getting their own fruit out of the fridge.
Anyways, my friend Maria from work went with us last year and she mentioned on Monday of this week that they were open again for the season. We decided that today would be a great time to go. The weather has been windy, not hot, and it was a beautiful day. We didn't decide to do this until I was at work so when I picked the kids up I had a riddle for them that went something like this:
Me: "Kids, I have a surprise for you. We aren't going home right now. We are going somewhere."
Ty: "Where Mommy?"
Me: "It's a surprise. Do you want a clue?"
Ty: "uh huh"
Me: "Well, you have been there once before."
About this time we were passing T's school
Ty: "Mommy, we are about to go past my school."
Me: "That's the surprise! We are going to your school!"
Ty didn't say anything for a second and then he said,
"Mama, I've been to my school more than once."
Me: "Okay, your second clue is that you will need these."
Then I handed Mary her sunglasses and T his hat
Ty: "Okay, so we will be outside"
Me: "Yep, any ideas yet or do you want your last clue?"
Ty: "Last clue please."
Me: "Ms. Maria will be there."
Ty: "THE STRAWBERRY PATCH!!"
Then I could hear cheers and "thank you Mommy" coming from the backseat.
When we arrived at the patch the kids were so excited. I tried to get a picture, but Mary was too excited to stand still...