MOPs Field Trip – Strawberry Picking at Underwood Family Farm

This past week, Aubrey’s preschool was on Spring Break.  Her 2 grandmas and I each had her, alone, for a morning to get some special one on one time.  Since she’s in preschool 5 days a week, they don’t get to see her too often.  And on the weekends, I share the love with her little brother too.  So I noticed on Facebook I received an open invite from a friend for Strawberry Picking with her MOPs group (Mothers of Preschoolers) at Underwood Family Farm in Moorpark, CA.  I asked another friend, Cara, if she and her daughter wanted to join, and the four of us headed out.  It was absolutely ADORABLE to hear Charlie and Aubrey chatting up in the back seat.

 

You might recall we went to Underwood Family Farm in October for Aubrey’s birthday. While just as hot in April, the change in available nuts/fruits/veggies was incredible!  We took a tractor-pulled-wagon out and all the kids had so much fun bouncing along.  When we parked, each of us received a clear container to put our strawberries in.  Aubrey and I walked up our own aisle and I was showing her which color was a good one to pick.  Before long, she was up ahead of me yelling “this one mama??” and if I said yes, she’d pull it off. Most made it in the basket. A few ended up in her mouth.  And I might admit, I popped a few in my mouth too. They were so good!

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When we were home, and she and Luke were asleep, I started wondering what on earth we were going to do with over 2 lbs of strawberries.  I had seen a flurry of posts from Jill on Instagram and I decided to pull up a recipe on Strawberry Scones.  She did make a different recipe but I opted for the easier one since I never know how long naptime is.  It’s from someone that I tried pinning, but she didn’t have the post set up right so there was no photos of the yummy scones to show up on my Pinterest board.  But here’s the link anyways! Strawberry Scones from It’s not her, it’s me.

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And have you ever added fruit to salad?  This was a simple spinach salad to which I added cut up strawberries, string cheese (don’t judge) and balsalmic. Yum. Even Aubrey enjoyed it!

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Have you ever been fruit picking before? It was so fun!

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