Peaches just so happen to be perfectly ripe and ready to pick just in time for mother’s day…
and so our peach picking mother’s day tradition began the first year I had a baby on the outside (2009) and I look forward to it every year. There is just nothing quite like a warm, juicy peach right off of the tree … yummmmmm!
Since he has been going since he was a baby, Jack is a pro and wanted to pick all of my peaches for me. He assured me that he was the “best peach picker” and knew the secret to finding the yummiest peaches. As you can see, it was a job that he took very seriously.
“Wait, let me taste it first… just to be sure … yup, it’s really yummy Mommy. Trust me, you are going to love it”
He did eventually hand that peach over but only after eating half of it himself – only for the sake of quality control of course. :)
And then there is my Gabriel …
Baby boy must have polished off six peaches by himself, no joke. He couldn’t get enough of them and kept pointing to the trees saying, “mmmmm, mmmmm, yummy, pease! pease! PEASE!!!”, each request more desperate than the last. We couldn’t pick them fast enough for him.
By the end of the day he was covered in peach juice, sticky and sweet, stuffed and totally content. It was his kind of morning for sure.
Of course I couldn’t let the opportunity pass without getting a close up of those CHEEKS!!! ahhh, don’t you just want to squeeze him?
Soooo, this is the best picture we managed to pull off with the boys and me together.
It looks like Gabriel may have polished off one peach too many, you can still see fresh peach juice dripped down the front of my dress and Jack is in the process of explaining how he can squish that peach with his fingers so you know it is good and delectable. (Yes, that was the word he used :)
Ahhh well, what can you do. It is for all of those reasons precisely that I still love this picture. It captures us in that moment and pretty much sums up our family as it is now.
Fresh picked peaches over pancakes with cream? Yes please!
(completely different compartment)
It was a great day with my boys.
Thank you Johnny.
And just for kicks, a final family shot down on the farm.
and one more of Jack just because it cracks me up every time I look at it.
(Cannot wait for Baby Girl to get in on the fun next year!)