These are the moments that I try to shove into the deep recesses of my mind so when I am old I can remember them. I am so thankful for things like blogs so I can jot down the details of the day along with all of the wonderful photos and try to remember the time when they are this small. I love these two children so much. They fill my life with such joy.
We go apple picking every year. This year however was the first year that we went during October. Picking apples in October apparently is very lame as there were hardly any apples. But we learned our lesson and from now on will make sure that we go in September. Before apple picking we always travel all the way to Bonneyville Mill for a picnic and some football.
They have the most gorgeous Dahlia garden. Seriously, out of a dream or something. So of course I love taking pictures of our little lady with her little lady. Can I please just bottle this age up of carrying a doll around in a sweet dress? I am sure I will blink and it will be gone. This sweet girl and her happy heart captivate me. I love being her Momma.
And in a stark contrast from the sweet girl in a flower garden is the rowdy boy having fun climbing all over an old dam. I love his adventurous spirit although most of the time it makes me feel like my stomach is up in my throat and I am suffocating. But I am learning to let go and try to watch him have fun exploring.
If you ever get the chance to go to this mill when it is operating you have to go. You just have to. Built in 1832 it's incredible that it is still working. They have the cutest store that we buy our cornmeal from every year. The photo above is the chute of the cornmeal coming out from the stone.
There were these darling old bags and promotional items posted up from back in the day. I thought they were so neat.
After that we left the park and made our way to the orchards.
These two are the apples of my eye...ey? ey? Ya get that?
For the past few years I've been able to say "okay, bucket heads" and they've put their buckets on their heads. But this year it was aparently cooler to shove his sisters bucket on her head than to put the bucket on his head.
<sigh> it's the end of an era...
This year it was nice that they wanted to use the grabby stick thing because up high was about the only place that we could find apples :( Boo.
Success at last! This seriously felt like it took forever! Forever, Jerry! And can I please just have her clothes in my size? So stinking cute!
And then there's this guy. He is such a goof. Which I love. He thoroughly enjoys going before me and looking for ways to make me laugh. That or ways to make me freak out. Either way he's looking out for my entertainment benefit. I guess I will choose to look at it that way.
Is there anything more peace inducing than to take the time to look at an apple and it's leaves. It's such an amazing thing that God created because He loves us. It just takes my breath away and I love sharing this type of thing with our kids. The way that the star is formed inside the apple, all of the varieties, the way they grow on the tree, it all is just simply amazing.
This is all we picked this year. One reason because all they had were the "delicious" varieties which I tend to not find so delicious. Another reason was that you could see these were heavily sprayed. And the third reason being that Meijer has apples on sale for 59 cents this week and these puppies were 85 cents. We got this amount for the memories, thank you.
Have y'all gone and done your apple picking? Were you late this year like we were or did you go earlier? I'm curious is apples were in short supply this year or if it was because we were a week later than we normally are.
Happy Fall, Y'all!