Tuesday, August 05, 2008

the joys of summer

One of the things this family will miss most when summer fades into fall is the abundance of inexpensive (relatively speaking, that is) fresh fruit! As the kids and I were eating our lunch today, Gray asked me why I only put four kinds of fruit in our salad.


I suppose I could have "embellished" a bit and told him I didn't want to overwhelm our tastebuds, but I was honest and told him that I got lazy. He said, "Well, we could have had a lot more kinds in there if not for that lazy streak. Let's make a list."

Make a list. Yep, he's my boy for sure! (I even had to forgive him the "lazy streak" remark when he brought up making a list!)

So, here's the list of fresh fruits in our house at this moment:
--cantaloupe
--honeydew
--watermelon
--green grapes
--cherries
--blueberries
--strawberries
--apples (both Granny Smiths and some red kind)
--clementines
--nectarines
--plums
And the ones most people call vegetables:
--tomatoes
--cherry tomatoes
--green peppers
--yellow peppers
--cucumbers

Yes, we do love our fruit. Rich and I still smile when we think back to when Gray was in kindergarten. Each kiddo had to write a sentence about what they were thankful for and, of course, draw a picture to go with it. When you walked down the hall outside Gray's classroom, you got to view lots of "I'm thankful for my family."s, a couple "I'm thankful for my dog.", an "I'm thankful for TV.", and Gray's "I'm thankful for fruit."

Yep, me too, sweetheart.

13 comments:

Carl V. said...

Fresh fruit is one of THE BEST things about summer, no doubt about it! It is one of the only things I miss, that and fresh tomatoes, once my favorite seasons of fall and winter roll in.

Bookfool said...

Oh, so envious. Our fruit is none too fresh, here, apart from what's grown locally (strawberries, tomatoes and watermelon). I miss fresh raspberries and blueberries.

Lis Garrett said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Gotta love that kid!

Oh, how I love fresh fruits (and veggies). Each day Bridget and I take a walk through the garden and eat anything that's ripe. Most of it never makes it into the house!

Joy said...

We are fruit and veggie lovers, too!

Melody said...

Hey, our family love fresh fruit too! (Although my daughter is picky over some vege.)

Jennifer said...

And I thought we loved fruit. I do believe you have us beat! And that Gray...what a funny guy!

kreed said...

That's a lot of fruit! Reminds me I need to get some tomorrow...

Eva said...

I'm thanful for fruit too!! And avocadoes. Part of why I'm so excited to move to northern California is the idea of farmer's markets-Colorado isn't exactly known for its fruit. ;)

DesLily said...

I could live on tomato and lettuce sandwiches in the summer!...I love fruit! Right now I have some strawberries, cherries, bananas, plums and blueberries in the house

Dawn said...

I love the fruits of summer as well. Tim likes fruit but not as many kinds as I do. Rich doesn't like any. (What is that man thinking?) It is sad when summer is over and all those glorious fruits are no longer available.

Hmmmm, a list man you have there huh? I like lists :)

take care,
Dawn

Nymeth said...

Oooh, I love fresh fruit! One of the best things about Brazil is the availability of lots of fresh tropical fruit: pineapple, papaya, mango, passion fruit, guava... it's wonderful.

gail@more than a song said...

I'm with y'all, I LOVE fruit too! And you have cherries at your house? I'm so jealous and I'll be right up!

Trish said...

Oh my goodness gracious! Because of hubby's allergies and my laziness we have hardly any fresh fruits and veggies in our fridge. I have been indulging on raspberries and blueberries recently, though--but I have to take them up to work to eat otherwise they get neglected. Maybe I'll visit you and your family and eat fruit to my heart's content. :)