I'm not the only one looking forward to spring. I haven't bought grapes in at least three months because the price shot up to nearly $3 per pound for seedless varieties, but will be affordable again in the spring. Unfortunately, next to bananas, grapes are my children's absolute favorite fruit. So you can imagine their excitement when my sister turned up with a pound and a half of red seedless grapes already washed and ready for the eating.
Javi took his vat and escaped to his room to eat them while finishing up latest book. Bella disappeared, too, but then she showed back up with her apron and a determination to help me pick each and every grape off the vine. I prefer to leave them on (surely that keeps them fresh longer), but she was a woman on a mission (and this is a great way to work on those fine-motor skills).
You see why I couldn't stop her, right?