Saturday, October 24, 2009

Nothing Like Mountain Apples

Last weekend the Hubby and kids and I went to Apple Valley to pick apples and pumpkins. We had a wonderful time. It was a very cold weekend! We were all bundled up with coats, hats, scarfs and gloves! But oh what a great time we had!

We first went and did the Corn Maze(we even took our dog Sandy with us). It was a lot of fun trying to find all of our 5 points. We eventually found all of our points and I believe that we did it under an hour. It was a great "family" team building experience. Fun for everyone!

Then we picked apples and we picked a 1/2 bushel of them. We picked 3 different types. One sweet type, Cameos, one in-between sweet and tangy the Goldrush , then the last one was the Mutsu that I use to bake in my apple pies. We also bought a huge cabbage that weighed 5 lbs! It is so big that I can have it with three different meals! We also bought homemade apple bread and apple butter. Not to mention that the kids each had a homemade apple strudel and the Hubby and I had a nice hot cup of apple cider! Yum-O!!

After picking apples we picked pumpkins. The kids each got one. It didn't take the Princess long at all to pick hers, but the Bookworm, well, let's just say that it took him a good 45 minutes! But that was OK, because we enjoyed walking around and looking at all the different sizes of pumpkins and looking at the goats and llama too! It was a fun filled day!

So, want to spend some quality time with your family this Fall, get outside and go apple and pumpkin picking! There is no better way to spend time together as a family then outside in God's wonderful world!

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