As the beautiful unseasonably warm autumn weather continued, so did my string of adventures with the kids outside. What also continued was the tradition of taking the kids apple picking without JDubbs (who has a big deadline in October), but sadly I wasn’t able to join our friends on the big apple picking excursion as we have every year since Jax was little. This year the kids and I braved a different path, went to a new farm and had a fantastic, fun-in-the-fall-sun day.
This was the first time I had ever let Little H just eat an apple without slicing or peeling it. This is a major milestone for me, who literally has nightmares about my kids choking. However, she was a rockstar and now I would say that handing her a shiny red apple is probably the equivalent of handing a teenager the keys to a new car. Possibly dangerous, but overall worth it to see how much they enjoy it.
Now on to my attempt to get a photo of the three of them looking at the camera and not making a weird face. Fail.
So back to candids, which I like even better.
The original plan was to only pick as many apples as we could carry, because I had all three kids alone and I didn’t need to be bogged down with a giant bag of apples. Jax, being the intrepid improviser that he is, dodged that problem nicely.
T-shirts make excellent apple-carriers, and what was I thinking anyway? We still left with $8 worth of apples, one jack-o-lantern-worthy pumpkin, 3 baby pumpkins and 2 squash. I didn’t need to bring a bag; I needed a wagon.
And speaking of pumpkins, look what happened in the pumpkin patch. The moment that made my Mommy heart explode.
And…one more attempt a group photo.
Well, I can’t have everything!