It is prime blueberry season here, and as I sat with my daughter last week reading “Blueberries for Sal” I realized that if we weren’t quick, we might miss it.
Tree Berry Farm in Scituate offers pick-your-own berry plants.
It was hot out, so we worked quickly.
Between the two of us, we brought in 4lbs of berries!
The end result – a blueberry pie.
I just realized I never got a chance to capture it after it was baked.
It must have been eaten too quickly.
We picked, and ate, our first garden tomato last night.
There really is not much better than a warm heirloom tomato straight from the vine.
It did not last long.
It’s almost the weekend…
Kick off your shoes.
Put your feet in the grass.
Head to the beach (and jump for joy!).
Grab a good book.
Take a nap.
Add some sparkle.
What’s your recipe for relaxation?
It happens again and again, so I don’t know why it still surprises us – but for some reason it does. It is remarkable how much happier and calm our 3yr old is when she is playing outside.
We started last weekend out on the open water, Viv sitting cross legged at the front of my paddle board as we navigated the inner harbor. Her excitement was contagious. We found snails, picked up crabs, (they walk sideways!), found clay (she pronounces it “play”), and generally had a grand adventure.
We are constantly looking for new outdoor activity ideas (remember painting rocks?). So when I saw this book on the shelf at wholefoods I had to take a look. 101 things for kids to do outside:
One suggestion was to make flower arrangements from clippings you find outside…flowers, weeds, sticks…really anything will do.
She had a blast…her concentration was intense.
Here she is showing off her creation.
Next up: hold a mini olympics, or perhaps make a nature walk bracelet?
What are your favorite “outside of the box” ideas for outdoor activities?
Vacation, mid morning, hungry…my go to snack:
– Cup of chick peas
– Dollop of cottage cheese
– Chopped tomatoes
– Toasted pepitas
Easy, nourishing, yummy.