Monday, September 29, 2008

Apples, apples everywhere....

(My sister and brother-in-law in 2004)

A few years ago (pre-children), Dan and I took a great trip to Ottawa to hang out with my sister and brother-in-law. While we were there, they took up out to a local apple orchard to pick apples. We had an incredible time - pure, little-kid-loving-the-moment fun. And since then, I have wanted to go again.

So when my sister mentioned that they were taking my beautiful niece apple picking, I went to my trusty laptop to find a u-pick orchard around here. After a little searching, Kiyokawa Family Orchards became our destination. Now, I am incredibly lucky because Dan is great at appeasing my whims, and willing to drive while I sit in the passenger seat and knit (gotta love that!!!).

We were lucky enough to get a beautiful day with incredible views of the mountain. The orchard had a great fort that Max enjoyed running around in, and the Golden Supremes and Galas were ready for picking. As always, the fun of the picking overtook any practical need for THAT many apples, but at 59 cents a pound, it's not a big deal. Max looked like such a kid, and Luke was thrilled to hold and bite an apple of his own. Our only worry? The potential for sunburn (mommy forgot the sunscreen on the last weekend of September). Talk about feeling fortunate.

No deep reflection - just wanted to share a great day and some fun pictures (photography by Dan).


Erin said...

I love it! Nothing says fall like a trip to the apple orchard. I made my first apple crumble last night and Alex is making another pie this weekend.

I love you! Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Martina said...

sooo jealous! i have never done this and would love to!

i too enjoy a hubbie who drives (almost the entire way to VA from TX) while i just sit and find the station that most closely matches up with our fm transmitter for our ipod, lol.

ahh, good times!

emily said...

you look lovely!! I want an apple orchard outing...

And the gardening post-- SO cool! Congrats, tomato goddess!

And the baby signing "milk"-- noah is finally doing it, too... and is ALSO a huge Mama's boy right now. *sigh*