Our state has really been pushing the above mantra and Claire and I along with a few friends were happy to oblige on Friday! We checked out Donaldson Farms and their VERY delicious strawberry patch.
I have to say that while Claire enjoyed picking the berries, the eating of her harvest or maybe the baby goats on display were her favorite part of the day. I wish I had a great picture of her biting into a juicy red strawberry like this one I took of Isabella - but Claire would snatch one off the vine and then run away to enjoy her spoils.
Another missed photo-op was Claire playing with her barnyard friends - I was too busy making sure the fearless toddler didn't get her fingers bit off. Did I mention she is fearless when it comes to animals? Claire wedged bits of straw, pebbles, grass - whatever she could get her hands on - through the enclosure to the goats....who she called Buster. (Buster, is the name of our neighbor's dog and apparently all furry friends about knee high).
Speaking of feeding critters - Claire's newest hobby is feeding our cat Raymond. Not that he needs any help in that department, Ray-Ray, as Claire calls him, is pushing 20 pounds and enjoys quite the sedentary lifestyle. I can't help but let Claire bond with Ray in any way she can, so I let her enjoy feeding Ray his "yum-yums" one at a time.
A slideshow of all the images is below. They're saved rather small so if anyone would like a larger version, please email me. :-)