A few weeks ago we decided to skip the family weekend trip to the pumpkin patch and hit up the apple orchard instead, thinking it might be slightly less crowded and chaotic. We were wrong. Nonetheless, we survived the 40 minute drive with minimal whining (yay!) and even managed to wait in line for 20 minutes without multiple meltdowns or any escape attempts (unheard of!). Mac was so pumped about picking apples he didn't even want to hit the little carnival kid's area or feed the goats. He was all about the apples.
The tractor/wagon ride was always a highlight and we popped off at the first stop to pick as many apples as we could carry. Both kids immediately started chowing down on the apple of their choice. Mac ate at least 7 and Mim held on to her apple so tight we probably couldn't have pried it out of her hands with a crowbar! She guarded it with such ferocity that she actually growled at anyone that got close to her that might take her apple away. Do not get between Mimmy and her food - we've all learned that lesson. Anyway, it was a really nice way to spend a crisp fall morning and we ended up bringing home about 40 pounds of apples and eating most of them. At this rate we shouldn't need to see a doctor until the year 2026.
Did you go apple picking this fall?