Monday, October 5, 2009

Apple Picking

This past weekend we decided to flee from all the chaos and construction of the new house--so at about 4:00, I kicked out all of our workmen and we headed out of town. It was SO nice to have some time away from The Move--it's been so all-consuming and we needed a break.

The highlight of the weekend was apple picking. Just being out in the fresh air on a perfectly perfect fall day was great!

Here's Teddy climbing a grain silo:

And Teddy and Pickle on the wagon that took us around the orchard:
Miss Pickle bagging some apples. Look at all those apples on the ground! What a waste...
The Gooser looking dapper in a Batman shirt and blazer (notice he's lost his front teeth):

Here's Patrick with his bag o' apples:
Group shot! I think this one has potential for the Christmas card?
Andy, Patrick and Gooser riding on the wagon...
...pulled by these:

Portrait of Gooser in the orchard:
This place also had a nice pumpkin patch. Here's Pickle amongst the pumpkins:
Andy found a good one!

A sweet brother/sister moment. Awwwwww!

I loooove this Pickle pic!!
When we were finished with the fruit and gourd picking, we stopped by the country store for cider and doughnuts and all that jazz. They also had an outdoor barbeque going with grilled corn on the cob. It was SO good!
Children of the corn!

Quick house update--things still look like this around here:
You can see why it was so nice to get away for the weekend...

Please make it end! I can't take much more!!
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18 comments:

Susie said...

I can definitely see why you needed a break! And what a nice one you had!! Good for you:-)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Looks like a VERY nice day out of the construction zone!

Becky said...

I absolutly think you should use that for the Christmas card! It is beautiful of all the kids!

I think Teddy looks like you...do you get that alot?

Glad to see you post;p

CaraBee said...

What a great way to get out of the house! I have such wonderful memories of apple picking as a child. I'm sure they will all cherish these memories.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love the fall pictures! I hope the house work is done soon.

Rebecca said...

LOL...Children of the Corn. That movie scared the crap out of me! It's so great to see the relationship that Pickle has with her brothers...she's a lucky girl!

Rebecca Jo said...

Been missing those cute faces! Gooser's teeth!!!!! AAHHH - precious!

Aleta said...

Yikes! I'd want to get away too after looking at that last picture. I love the pictures of your children. They always make me smile. They are so happy!!

Anne said...

Holy cow, Jenny! What a mess!

cat said...

Such beautiful pictures of your beautiful kids.

noble pig said...

OMG you need more than just a weekend. Ugh. The kids looked great and now I want corn off the grill!

Jessica said...

Aw, cute pics! :) Hope all is well in your world!

Argentum Vulgaris said...

The pics I have of Ellen with her teeth missing are amongst my most precious. Gooser will never be the same, he's growing up.

AV

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

Oiy! I would have escaped for a LONGGG weekend by this point.

I'm so enamored of the pics of all 5 of your kids and the one with Pickle hanging onto her brother's leg. Priceless and precious!

Cheryl said...

Your children are ADORABLE. What great photos of your family outing~

soft furnishing fabrics said...

When I was in New Zealand last year, I got the chance to experience apple picking from a apple farm owned by a friend. I like eating apples and because of it i now owned a apple farm of my own.

Mimi said...

It looks like a great getaway from all of the chaos!

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