Tuesday, September 20, 2011

An Apple a Day...

...is what we'll be eating for a long time after our first fall excursion on Sunday! 

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year.  I've heard a similar sentiment from many people, and I think it's because it's a break from the stifling humidity, the heat, the hamburgers and hot dogs.  Now don't get me wrong, I do love a burger and a dog, but doesn't it feel so good to eat a good potroast in a cozy house while wearing your fuzzy slippers after a long, hot summer?  It's like a hug.  The air is crisp and the colors of the trees and the apples and pumpkins are the best.  What's not to love? 

Anyways, along with fall comes a lot of really fun activities that we're excited about---and apple picking was first up!  We headed out to Homestead Farm in Poolesville, MD with our buddies the Mallons and had a great time.  We really liked this place---it was big enough to not get crowded, but small enough that you didn't need to take any tractor shuttles to get to the orchards.  We put the girls in the wagon; they had a blast and we didn't have to chase after them (too much)!  Picked some apples, saw some farm animals, ate giant caramel apples...it was a fabulous day!  And, a come-from-behind Buffalo Bills win didn't hurt either!

Warning---there's a lot of photos ahead, but I couldn't only choose one or two.  It was a great day!

The happy girls ready for some apple picking!

Enjoying an apple---reaaaaaaaaaaally enjoying it!

I just love this picture of Chloe's little friend Cate

LB and her daddy

Running around


We are going to need a basket of gourds...this provided a lot of entertainment.

Look at our walking girl!

...stay tuned: I'm thinking I'll do a post on what we did with our 17 pounds of apples! 

1 comment:

mary jo said...

She is such a little cutie, can't believe she is walking. She was so little when you came to Fredonia with her.