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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

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I think I’ve mentioned before, how much I love autumn. Apples, pumpkins, leaves, and crisp air really do it for me. It seems that the best family activities go on in the fall as well.

Yesterday, we went apple picking. Up until Friday, we hadn’t planned on it, but I was looking at a local website, and there it was listed as something to do. I wasn’t sure that Hub would go for it; neither of us had ever picked apples before, but the fact that they had a train take you out in to the orchard totally sold him.

The day was beautiful and cool, and not even my migraine soured our experience. For $16 we each got to fill a bag with whatever kind of apples we chose. Bud paid close attention to the instructions we received and set to work picking. His bag was the first one filled.

Lucy ran up and down the rows, sampling every kind of apple they had. I swear to you, she ate no fewer than 10 apples.

Olivia hung out in the sling and slept, and I enjoyed carrying her with me while I picked (and ate). I didn’t even shove the old biddy from the train, who looked disapprovingly at Liv in the sling and tsked at me to “be careful with that baby getting off the train” Biddy. I think my favorite part of the day was pumpkin pie flavored ice cream.

Hub really enjoyed himself too—which I never would have imagined, especially since we got a ticket for an expired inspection on the way out there.

After a few hours we left and carted our fruit home where I baked an (awful awful awful please send me a better recipe) apple pie and ate the kielbasa and sauerkraut I had in the crock pot. It really was the perfect autumn day.

10 responses »

  1. How fun! I love going to the orchard.Did someone make the baby’s sweater? It’s beautiful!

  2. nowheymama—I GOT IT AT TARGET!!! Isn’t it the prettiest!!

  3. Great pics of all of you! It sounds like a fun day. :DMy mom makes an apple pie like this: Put in piecrust: 4 – 6 cups apples, sliced1/2 – 3/4 cup sugarsome cinnamonThen put top crust on. Sprinkle sugar on top of crust. Bake at 350° for at least an hour so that it bubbles.

  4. I was going to comment on the sweater too – it totally looks like a granny-knit!I love fall for apple orchards and pumpkin patches. Great photo ops and great fun!You look great, by the way. And the kids are adorable!

  5. Sounds like a perfect fall activity. Looks like the kids had a lovely time. And I love all the pictures of your beautiful family.

  6. Apple picking sounds so fun!! It is still so hot here, it doesn’t feel like fall yet.I’ve got a chili recipe waiting in the wings though, as soon as it cools down. . .

  7. How fun!!! LOVE the pics!

  8. It is my dream to go apple picking. And look at your SuperHubby lifting kids into the trees! I love these pictures.For recipes, I love, because they have ratings and comments? Try that. Or I think PW has one and I almost always love her recipes.

  9. That looks like such fun! I think I’m going to have to put a trip to an orchard on our fall “to-do” list.

  10. You have the cutest family. It looks like such a great day!


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