Saturday, June 11, 2011

Baseball & Berry Picking

Can you believe this? Two days in a row blogging. I really don't know who reads this stuff about the Broekers or who really cares, but I guess this helps me with my knowledge of my photos when I come back to scrapbook it.

Today Tyler's team (Blue Chips) played in a tourney in Seward. The first game was awesome with a score of 19 to 2. Tyler got the three outs in the final inning playing second base. The boys had their bats going and all was well.....
and then they played their second game.
The grandparents (photo courtesy of Grant) came to watch this one. Well, the outcome was slightly different with a loss of 14 to 6. Tyler did get a couple outs at 2nd again and he hit a triple!
Bummer, I don't think my parent have yet to see a winning game.
We call this the "relative factor" and it holds true for both sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles and probably long lost cousins if they came. Ugh!
Grant did enjoy a nice snow cone.

Then it was off to Roca Berry Farm to use our gift certificate for 10 pounds of strawberries.
Here we are just beginning to pick...
It's back breaking work.
Grant loved picking strawberries and asked if we could do this all the time.
Sorry, Grant, this only happens for 3 weeks in June.
Nebraska is not a strawberry growing state as you can see. I believe Tyler is holding the largest berry found for the day.
This is the only photo that's not blurry of me. It looks like I am holding cherries.
The kids are showing their stained hands after our picking activity.
We picked 8.6 pounds!
Now what am I going to do with them?

3 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

There are so many things you can do with fresh strawberries: strawberry short cake, strawberry pie, strawberry jam or jelly, strawberry bread, strawberry ice cream, freeze them for strawberry smoothies and some of these you don't need to be a cook.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Give them to me!

Teachinfourth said...

I remember picking berries...not my favorite thing in the world, but I'll admit that I LOVED eating them.