Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Off to the Orchard

After a long tag sale day Saturday and lots of football and yard work on Sunday, I left Monday open to do something fun with the kids. We hadn't been apple picking in a while, so we packed up and went to a local orchard. The weather started off perfect....sunny and a little cool.

There were lots of smiles (and photo opportunities) to be had as we waited for our ride out to the orchard to begin.

These two were particularly mushy and ready to pose for me. This picture alone (aside from the bad exposure on Chica) made the trip completely worth it.

There were lots of freaky and cool decorations but the kids weren't at all fazed.

I made them pose next to this fake carcass hanging but as you can see, Jack was just ready to get to some apple picking.

The apples ready for picking were mostly empires and red delicious. The apples weren't as big I was expecting, but they were very tasty.

Chica was pretty focused and finished filling her bag first. Then she patiently waited for her brothers to get out of the trees with their bags.

Next step was the pumpkin patch. The pumpkin selection was extremely sparse, but the kiddos did end up finding a good sized pumpkin each.

As we waited for the tractor to swing back by and pick us up I grabbed a few more pictures of the crew.

We certainly weren't dressed for a possible Christmas card picture with these outfits. Luke just wanted to finish eating his apple.

Now to figure out what to do with all these apples!


Craigwp said...

Awesome pictures as usual. Chica dragging a handbag on the ground is amazing .

Deb Hanna said...

so cute= love the relationship between Jack and Amy, makes my heart melt a little.

kate moss said...

Oh I love these shots. Perfect for fall! I love that your kids weren't Fazed by the scary stuff. My 2 year old is the same way.