Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Apple Farm

I thought that I never liked Fall but I think that I actually always have, I just could never admit it.  Of course I am sad to see Summer go but I really do love this time of year.  The leaves changing color, apple picking, pumpkin patches, hot cocoa and apple cider, warm fires, crunchy leaves, hoodies...I love it all!  Maybe I am just realizing it more now that I have kids, everything seems more fun with kids doesn't it!?  Besides, I think the only reason I don't like it is because I know the negative 30 degrees is right around that corner.  Now THAT I don't like!

Last week we went to a local apple farm that we go to every year.  And although they didn't have pony rides this year, Alexa quickly got over the disappointment of that with all the other stuff we were able to do.

Of course we did some apple picking...

and eating!!

The kids loved feeding the goats...

And climbing the fences.

We also went on a hayride, went through the maze, climbed in the hay bails and ate apple brats for lunch.  And the weather was perfect for it all...beautiful and sunny but a little chilly!

Happy Fall!! :)


dan and rachel said...

i <3 fall. especially now that we live in TX. i really miss it for all the reasons you listed. our fall here is more like WI summer.

lovely photos. hope you are feeling well!

Jolene said...

Love fall and cannot wait to see you tomorrow! Miss you guys!

Stephanie said...

You guys are such an adorable family!!!!

Love fall around here - now if it would actually come. We are either burning up and 95 degrees or raining and freezing!

Bethany said...

YAY! Pictures. :)
I love that first one of Braden all tiny on the ground and Alexa with her daddy. SO, sweet. You have a great eye.
Awesome that there were animals. The orchard we go to is big, but just an orchard. I'd need to take the kids to a petting zoo soon.

Amy said...

I wish there was apple picking where I live! That looks like the perfect tradition ever to have. I am slightly jealous... and you are wearing long sleeves and hoodies?!? That is not fair! I still have the AC going. It is 90* today.

Glad you are finally beginning to enjoy the best season of the year, though!

Anonymous said...

I love fall. Cute pictures! What a stylish little girl you've got there. ;)

Kate said...

Looks like a fun day! I love family time :-)