A couple of weeks ago, a friend told me about her family's visit to a pick-your-own-strawberries farm nearby, and how much fun they had. So the next night, as soon as Mike was done working, we packed up the car and the kiddo and headed over to Bauer Berry Farm in Champlin.
Ella is OBSESSED with picking flowers everywhere we go. Preferably dandelions. I finally found a way to harness that energy — let her pick strawberries! She absolutely loved it. She caught on really fast — find the red ones, toss them in the box. Check. We picked for over an hour, and only left because they closed (and our box was full). Ella was NOT as happy about leaving, but her tantrums are mild pretty mild, lucky us! I just absolutely love the idea of creating new family traditions, and we will definitely be back next year.