Thursday, February 4, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake

There's nothing sweeter this time of year than some good ole Florida grown strawberries!



I can't have any without thinking of how my grandparents would make a trip down to Plant City every year around this time to visit with my Granny's sister and brother-in-law, "Uncle Joe & Aunt Nellie."



When Papa & Granny would return home, you could always bet they'd have that Oldsmobile packed down with a couple flats of strawberries....enough for them to have several days worth to enjoy and of course some to give us!



Last week, my Momma bought some fresh berries from the traveling produce man that stops in at her work from time to time. You know what they say about history repeating itself. Mom didn't disappoint....just like Granny would have done, she thought of us and made sure to get enough to share.


After we'd eaten them all, I couldn't help but think of how cute Little Miss would be sitting in the box! Then I remembered her strawberry outfit that Steph had picked out for her and knew it was a photo op! Ha... We haven't had a front yard photo shoot in a while, but today the weather was perfect, so we couldn't resist!



Here's our little Strawberry Shortcake...






















So many memories tied to those little red berries... and we're still making them...

~amw~





14 comments:

Tania said...

Your little Strawberry Shortcake is just so sweet! We've been enjoying our share of those sweet Florida strawberries too.

Lauren said...

The many sweet faces of Belle! That outfit with no sleeves gets me excited about Blue run and the beach. Lots of sun screen to keep her precious skin that fair! Those strawberries were delightful as well. Your momma taught you well...sharing with others :)

Aleta Kaylee said...

O.M.G. I LOVE these pictures. Annabelle is precious. That outfit is adorable, and yes, what a great photo op! :)

Mallory said...

AB is quite the poser! Those pictures are sooo cute...I love good strawberries, but come on, do you have to do a post like this when it's 33 and snowing here?! I want sunshine too!

Lyndsay said...

That was a great idea for a photo shoot. She is too cute and so is that outfit!

Rebecca said...

Love your little sweet cake! What precious pictures!

And, girl, I am all about some strawberries from Plant City...my grandparents retired for part of the year there and we were always visiting. I've never tasted anything so yummy in my life as a fresh strawberry milkshake from that little roadside stand!
YUM!!!

Katie said...

Those pictures are so good!!

Stephanie Heintz said...

SUPER cute! The outfit looks so sweet on her! I could eat me up some yummy FL strawberries right about now.

I miss you.

Kelly said...

Your daughter is adorable. Strawberries sound really good right now.

Just Jenn said...

SUCH amazing Adorableness!!! ;) Your story is very heart felt! I think I will stick around and blog with you, if ya don't mind! ;) God Bless you for your thriving spirit! Even in the midst of heartache God is Good and Beautiful!
Just Jenn~

Charon Benton said...

Well you already know I think AB is a doll-baby and those pictures just cemented it!!!! I think I have her a little boyfriend!!!

Carrie said...

The pictures of Belle are so sweet sitting up in the strawberry flat. I love it! And I agree, lots of tasty memories from Plant City!

Heather said...

So sweet!! I got all excited that you were sharing a recipe but this is way better. Love the pics of Annabelle, especially that last grouping! The curls are almost too much for me!!

Aunt B said...

That's the most perfect poster picture I've ever seen!!!!!!!You should enter some in contests....miss you and God Bless

Aunt Clara Nell