Do me a favor and if you have a 2 year old or can borrow a 2 year old go strawberry picking!! A couple of weeks ago we took Nola and it was such a great time! At this age she gets what’s going on and loved finding the berries to pick, but of course her favorite part was testing them out of course. And then we had to explain you can’t try everyone…and well that’s a glimpse of a life with a toddler. But all in all it was awesome.
At this age it’s a little tricky because lots of things are so much easier if we do them on our own, or we think they will never remember this anyway. But I’m a huge advocate on doing as much as you can with these little 2 year olds. Activities, chores or vacations with toddlers often result in it becoming messy, taking too long and just being so much more work, but in those moments they are in absolute bliss, full of wonder and are memories my husband and I will always remember (or if i don’t, can always go back to this blog!).
Here are a few photos of the day if you care to see:
The place we go picking is South of us toward Santa Cruz, off of Highway 1 across from the ocean. It was a sunny breezy day where we could wear long-sleeves and be comfortable. I just feel the need to describe that we could see the ocean, it was our ideal weather and I was with my most favorite people. It was a good, good day.