Going strawberry picking was one of my favorite activities while my parents were here. The weather was great (the sky looks grey in some of the pictures, but it was actually pretty beautiful and sunny!). It was the last day of berry picking, so the farm warned us that there weren’t many berries left and the ones that were left were pretty small. I have no idea what the farm must have looked like during peak picking time, but when we got out to the plants, there were bright red strawberries everywhere!
Picking Strawberries – video
After strawberry picking, it was time to pick peas! They had snow peas, sugar snap peas, and shelling peas. We had attempted to limit the number of strawberries he ate while we were picking, but we kinda gave up when we got to the peas. Jace loved them all!
We had delicious strawberry shortcake the next night. Yummmmmmy!
IronPigs baseball was another super fun activity with Grandma and Grandpa. We went to three games and had great seats each time. The first night, we sat in left field, at field level, directly in front of the bullpen. It’s a new seating area and is pretty cool.
Jace had a great time – and loved the hot dogs – but eventually he started to get sleepy. He perked up when one of the relief pitchers handed him a baseball. Jace is always up for a game of catch! But soon he was content to just doze in my lap. It was a great game – and the IronPigs won in a walkoff!
The next night, we sat in the club level. It was great! It was misting for most of the game, but we were warm and comfy. Plus, we had a great view of the WaWa coffee cup sign. When the IronPigs pitcher gets a strike out, the WaWa coffee cup releases a big puff of steam. Jace thought it was a cloud. And he loves clouds lately. And the IronPigs got a lot of strike outs. Made for an exciting game!
On Sunday, we headed back for a Father’s Day day game. It was hot out! We were in the very top row of seats down the third base line, which worked out great. We were contained by a metal rail, so Jace could have some freedom! We spent some time at the playground with Grandma. Then Jace sampled everyone’s ballpark treats. In the picture he’s pretty covered with melted cherry ice and powdered sugar from a funnel cake!