Yesterday, Cohen and I loaded up with Scarlett and Stella to enjoy a day picking strawberries somewhere near Hammond.
Cohen loved picking the strawberries, but he was so rough, most of the ones he pulled off were so squished we couldn't eat them.
Later on, I convinced him that he should just point to the strawberries and let me do the actual picking.
He did that for about .5 seconds and then began running up and down the rows of strawberries.
Here is an adorable picture of Stella picking "flowers" for her daddy. Such a sweet kid!
We found a horse that Cohen would actually ride! The tire swing horse. Cohen loved this!
He also did some dirt work on the tractor, just like his Big Al.
We visited the petting zoo area. Cohen was not too interested in any of the animals except the pigs. I guess since he lives with Lucy and Ella, all other animals are just boring compared to those two dogs.
Cohen kept fussing while we were on the playground area because he wanted to go on the merry-go-round. Well, there was about 400 school children on the thing, and they looked like they were about ready to smash anyone smaller than them, so I wouldn't let Cohen get on it until they were all gone. He was not happy with me earlier in the day, but I think the wait was worth it.
Next he found another tractor. You know what they say about a boy on a tractor! Well, Stella just couldn't resist. He agreed to let her ride on it too.
Ok. This is probably not the most appropriate picture of these two kids, and Stella's father is probably going to come after Cohen with a shotgun when he sees our boy with his hand on his little girl's leg, but I couldn't help but add this one to the blog. (And to be honest...I think he's probably trying to knock her off the tractor). I think they look so cute!
The strawberry patch was exhausting. Here are the two kiddos sacked out in the backseat of Scarlett's truck. They slept all the way to Metairie! It was great!
Once the kids woke up from their short nap, we took them out to eat at McDonalds. I have no pictures of this, but check on Scarlett's blog to see a photo of me stuck inside the playground at McDonalds.
The best part about going to the strawberry patch (other than getting to spend some time with good friends) is enjoying the fruits of your labor. Cohen loved his strawberries!