one of our favorite family traditions is to go apple picking in the fall! we went up to silverman’s farm in connecticut as a family and had a great time running around, picking apples, picking rocks (samson) and petting all the sweet animals they have on the farm. i was so surprised how few apples remained on the trees, but because of the weather this year, they said their apple season came quickly. the did have large buckets with fresh crisp apples in every few rows or so, so we still brought home six big bags full of fruit.
since apple picking a few days ago, i’ve been asked by my kids to “start” maybe 17 apples – times two! (you know what i’m talking about right? where you take the first bite so it’s easier for your little one to have a place to begin to eat around the apple?) and i’ve also finished maybe 17 apples times two after both E and S have made their way around the apple just once with tiny bites. “all finished!” they’ll say. and i’m like, “well, not really, but OK. i’ll eat a fourth apple in a row right now, sure.” but, can’t complain! we had a great time together and there is an abundance of apples around this apartment now which is a very good thing.
a few photos below if you’d like to see, because you don’t go apple picking and not take your camera! i mean, who would ever do that?! ;)
^^^starting off with this photo, because it might be a new favorite of mine. i picked up samson because he wanted to be held and asked him to look at papa for a second (who was behind the lens) but instead he leaned in and gave me a big kiss! i melted.^^^
^^^oh these babes and their sweet eyes that play tricks on their mama. four seconds before you wanna leave em at the orchard and come home alone because they aren’t exactly listening to you whatsoever, and then they shoot you a look with eyes like that and you’re all, give me ten more babies, stat!^^^
^^^apple picking is memorable for the adults, the wagon rides are probably the main thing these two munchkins will remember from the day!^^^
^^^this beautiful face is just growing up too quickly!^^^
^^^just helping himself to some good ones!^^^
^^^so glad miss eleanor was with us to spot all the high apples and get them down for us!^^^
^^^it was like he’d just graduated from college, his “i did it!” each time he pulled an apple off the tree!^^^
^^^i love my people.^^^
^^^once apples get to be a bit boring, you can bet you’ll find this one wherever rocks might be hanging out!^^^
^^^family photo of 3 1/2 of us and one flying rocket ship! we’ll take what we can get.^^^
^^^jumping off haystacks. you have the best hair, samson.^^^
^^^new baby bunnies!^^^
^^^petting and meeting the most beautiful llamas ever!^^^
^^^met the three little pigs, too! although they were very preoccupied doing stuff like this while we were there. haha!^^^
ps. my maternity jumpsuit was a gift from isabella oliver (thank you!) and eleanor’s cute dress and kitty cat ears (aren’t those so fun? i can’t help myself with the animal ears accesories everywhere these days) are from wunway kids for those curious.