Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Great Strawberry Fight of 2012

I know I should probably be posting Easter festivities...but I'm not feelin' it tonight.  Instead, you get to watch The Great Strawberry Fight of 2012.

So I picked up a box of strawberries at the first good sale of the season (yay! for .99c/lb strawberries but boo! for a 1 pound limit!) and these things are hard-core giiinormous. I mean, there's seriously like 7 in the whole box.  That ought to tell ya something.  Anyway, I'm usually a (somewhat) good mom and cut my 10 month old's food into teeny-tiny pieces...however...I just couldn't resist the siren call of feeding him something amusing.  Hence today's post.  Behold:

Oakie sizin' up the competition...

...jumpin' into the fray...

...and the strawberry bites back!
(poor boy.  He's teething on the top and eating is a painful process for him.)

And he's back in the fight!

The crowd goes wild!!!

...and, as he eats the last nibble, turns out he got the last punch in after all.

Anyway, for those who don't believe me when I insist that my very small Oak is actually an enormous eater, I'm happy to report he ate the entire thing in less then 10 minutes.

I'm going to assume that most of y'all are like, "seriously, you just posted a 5-picture post of your kid eating a strawberry?  and he's your FOURTH?" but whatevs.  It's for my posterity not yours anyway :P

8 comments:

Caldwell Family said...

Totally love it!! How cute!

Alaina and Mitchell Dooley said...

I love it!! I'll look at pictures of your kids anytime!

Steph said...

I agree with Alaina!! I'll look at pictures of your kids doing pretty much anything. :) I love the pics of Oakie getting a sour taste. How funny with his face all squirrly. I can attest...that boy can eat!! I can't believe he ate something that he had to two-fist in 10 mins!! See if Scarlie can beat that...my guess would be no. ;)

Alabama Apples said...

I love it! He is so cute with his ginormous eyes! I love his little hand grasping the berry. What a battle...what I think impresses me the most is how clean he comes out of the fray. Seriously, I think Em would look like she murdered the berry. ;) When I read the title, I assumed it was a battle over the berry (heehee, I was picturing your beasties pushing and shoving to get the berry, it made me smile)

holyoak said...

I LOVE this post Baby doll! So much better than some dumb timeline on FB! Gotta love that face after the bite. However, you failed to mention, what appeared to be an adult sized nibble on the poor berry in the first picture. I strongly suspect you weakened the foe prior to turning it loose on your little Oak. Am I incorrect, or are my skills of observation astutely bringing to the fore the real story of the berry battle?

Sure do love and miss you guys. Any trips to STW in the plan soon? I have firewood needing to have a campfire...

whitney said...

You are incorrect, father dearest. The only weakening of the foe occurred when the strawberry was culled.

holyoak said...

Well then, I stand corrected. (I am not sure how culling fits into this. Isn't culling when one cuts an animal from the herd and sells it?)
On closer inspection and reflection, I still maintain the deep cut to remove the stem surely weakened poor berry and thereby hastened his eventual demise!!

Aubrey said...

Because a strawberry that huge consumed by a boy that small deserves a 5-picture post.