Thursday, October 3, 2013

Apple Orchard

Saturday was the annual trip to the apple orchard. We ventured to Martin's Hillside Orchard again this year and had a great time.  We came home with less than a pound shy of fifty pounds of apples. We picked four varieties: harralson, empire, melrose, and jonathan. Most I intend to turn into applesauce. Have you seen my kids eat applesauce, they can really pack it away.

Ian was super excited for the corn maze. We ended up going through it two times.

The large hay mountain was fun climbing...

But the tire mountain was even more fun.

Ian loved running from tire to tire. Annaliese tried, but wasn't quite coordinated enough yet.

This is the first year Darrin didn't have to lift a kid to reach the apples. There were plenty low enough on the tree.

Annaliese was a big help this year, too. In years past, she was too little, or wasn't really into it.

The apples of my eye. Ian was really proud of himself for striking a pose.

Before we headed home, we stopped by the play yard for some fun.

We all had lots of fun!


Cara said...

Looks like you all had a great time. Love the pic of them posing with their apple.

Laurie said...

Love all those pictures--it looks like you had a good time, and the kids had a great time!

Moneik said...

Love seeing pictures of the kids growing up. They are getting so big.