Saturday, May 7, 2011

Girls On The Run 5K

Savannah decided she wanted to participate in GOTR this year. It's a great program that teaches healthy habits and self-esteem promoting topics to young girls starting in 3rd grade. They also run each time they meet as they train to run a 5K as the final event of the 12 week program.

She made some good friends that were in other classes at school and had a great time running twice a week.
Today was RACE DAY! (Despite having to wake up at 6am, it's the BEST!) Mom gets to be the running buddy/mentor.

Look at all those fabulous little ladies! It was so fun to talk to some of their parents who were nervous because they haven't ever run 3 miles at a time. ;)

Savannah ROCKED it! She kept a positive attitude the entire time and really enjoyed her first race experience.

Right before I snapped her picture she said, "This is my FIRST medal, EVER!" I know it won't be her last! :D

Friday, May 6, 2011

Strawberry Season

May-Early June is Strawberry Season here. In fact, there is a Strawberry Festival going on this weekend. I received an email from a friend with little kids that she was heading over to a local farm to pick her own berries with the kids this morning and thought that would be a fun Sydney and Mom activity.

It was only about 5 minutes away from home, tucked in between suburban neighborhoods!

Strawberries are $2.09/lb and chasing the chickens is free. ;) There was a white hen that kept escaping the plastic fencing. We named her Houdini.

Turns out this little perfectionist is a REALLY awesome berry picker!

She loved every minute!

I don't think I've ever had fresh-picked Strawberries before, but they taste SO different from store-bought. I think I will have to go back again a time or two before the season ends.

Here are my tips:

*Go EARLY! We showed up around 9:15 and there were only a handful of people there. By 10 the parking lot was FULL! (we picked all the good berries by then)

*Explain very clearly what is a RIPE berry and what is NOT to your helpers. You pay for whatever they pick. ;)

*If you are planning to dip them in chocolate (don't judge me), pick them with a long stem. Super fancy!

It's ALMOST summer, bring on the berries and melon!