That second photo is going to bring back so many memories for her when she is older ... It's the details, I find, which seem to hold the greatest potential for recalling an earlier time.
Oh what lovely portraits of them both - the little things that make them happy! And in answer to your question about the grow sticks and the strawberries, the sticks bend a little but nowhere near enough to bend all the way over into a hoop. The hose is just an easy way to make hoops and it holds up the netting beautifully!