Saturday, March 6, 2010

HARVEST

Yesterday my lil' dumplins were all here.  I gave them each a bucket and we went out to the grove for some harvesting.
Little Claire was in on the action too.  As Greg says, she is no shrinking violet!  She gets right on in there with the bigger kids.
Hannah and Noah had a ball picking fruit.  They loaded up their buckets and emptied them into a larger pail, and kept on filling theirs  up!  Claire picked hers up from the ground!  Much easier.
I think in this picture above, Hannah is deciding which orange weighs more.  They were so darn cute to watch out there!!
"Gamma....can I pick some of these too?"  I set Hannah on a low branch on one of the avocado trees.   Then Claire Bear joined her.  I wish I could have gotten the three of them on that branch.  Next time maybe.
Giddy UP!
After harvesting, they ran their little hearts out on the sport court.  We haven't been out there all winter, and it is a mess!!  With this rain the weeds are taking over, and as soon as we have a dry weekend, we can spray them down.  The court needs a good sweeping and I think today Greg and I are going to go out and play some paddle tennis.  The kids played basketball, and ran around in circles forever and wore themselves out good!  It was hysterical!!!
I think we may have a couple of future "ballers" here.  Hannah is going to have the height for sure, and Noah seems to have the hands for it!  Claire too.....she kept up!!
Gennifer took home two tired and dirty little girls, and forgot her oranges and avocados, and Noah came in for a nice long nap!  Gamma even got to sit down and rest a bit with a freshly blended Orange Bang made with the oranges the kids picked.  I forgot to take a pic.  Next time.  In about another week, the orange blossoms will be opening and the sweet orange blossom fragrance will be slipping in under our noses telling us Spring is about to show her fair face again.  But today, rain clouds are threatening, and we will have to wait.

16 comments:

Ginger Patches said...

Hi Kris! You have adorable grandchildren! I sent you an email after you left your comment, about our sons...I looked around your blog and couldn't find a link to your son's music and I asked where I could listen, I would love to here his stuff. Thanks for the nice comment about Daniels stuff :) And yes he does all his own writing.

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Double sweetness!! Your adorable grands and the fresh oranges!! Just wonderful Kris!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Kris those kids are just adorable. You are so lucky!!!! And they are even luckier to have you as a gramma.

deb said...

ok, Im drooling over those oranges and avocados...hint hint!!!!!!!

Genn said...

You got some great pictures! They had so much fun! I think we'll be back to pick more very soon!

Jamie said...

adorable! Looks like they had fun! :)

Katie said...

Oh those are such great action packed photos! I bet they all just Love going to Grandma's House!!!

Debbie said...

What a fun thing to do. The kids were just having a ball it was very plain to see. They are just soo cute. How wonderful to have all those fresh oranges and avocados...Yum...Have a wonderful Sunday Kris.

Amy said...

How fun. You guys have the neatest house...the grandbabies always have fun over there! The oranges look good too.

Sheryl G. said...

That post is so sweet Kris! Your lil' dumplins are so cute! Enjoy!

Gammy said...

Kris the one of the girls on the Branch is a Framer...don't you agree?

Kristi said...

Ah, cute pictures Kris! I miss your big pictures but these are great too! Cute lil' dumplins!

Maryrose said...

Oh too cute. Love that the kiddos harvested fruit. Riley picked a few avocados yesterday, but mostly just rode around in the wheel barrow. It was a beautiful day to be outside....looks like everyone enjoyed it.

Pam said...

You are so lucky to ave organe and avocado trees! The kids are adorable.

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

Those grandkids are so sweet and adorable. They have such a fun grandma!

Tawny said...

OMG, I'm so jealous! Jealous of what the girl took home AND that you get to enjoy that sweet smell in your own backyard! We have orange trees around us and I LOVE driving by them when it starts to get warm and the smell just fills the car...okay I sound so cheesy but it's true!
Those kiddos must LOVE Camp Runamuk!!!