APPLE PICKING | ARBOR DAY FARM

A few weeks ago, we drove over to Nebraska City and visited Arbor Day Farm.  It was their first day of apple picking and we had first dibs on the apples for the season. We’ve never picked apples before.  In fact, other than mangos and a few berries, and our couch, we don’t have much experience picking things! Ha!

Anyway, we ended up bringing ten pounds of apples home.  They smelled amazing and we ate them all in a matter of days.  They were delicious!  Grace had one every day during snack time and I had them with apple butter every morning.  There was talk of apple pie, but we all really loved them fresh and raw and super crispy.

 

 

I promise Emory had a great time.  She was reaching for Alex’s apple and wasn’t really happy about getting pulled away from her apple-chomping.

 

 

How beautiful are these! Seeing them in a bag at Costco don’t do these beauties justice.  They’re gorgeous.

 

 

I must have started about 12 apples and the kids proceeded to devour them.  It was also really neat tasting all of their variety and being able to compare their flavors.  We came to the conclusion that honey crisp are our favorite.  However, granny smiths will always have my heart. Also, Haddon has a mild black eye in this picture.  He was reading a book while laying in bed and he lost grip on the book and it landed on his eye.

 

Grace dresses herself these days.  She picked out her cowgirl boots because we were going to a farm and this cute little top because it’s shiny and pink… go figure!

 

This little guy steals my heart every time.  He picked about 6 apples all on his own and ate half of them before we even left the orchard.

 

 

One of the many things I love so much about this man is that he embraces the seasons we are in with open arms.  If we’re in Florida, he’s all about fishing and the flip flop life.  If we’re in KC, we’re elbows deep in bbq.  And he just wouldn’t leave this place without a bag full of apple butter, Christmas jam and a gallon of apple cider made with apples from their orchards. Also, his smile.  It’s perfect in every way.

 

 

 

These three are the sweetest together.  Since Emory is always on the baby carrier, I’m a little slower than they are and can’t quite keep up with their adventures.  They have an amazing bond. They play together, get into trouble together and gosh they look so good together.

 

So many of the trees are starting to change friends.  It’s like they’re ushering in fall and taking us all along for the ride.  Here’s to apple picking, adventures with this sweet little family of mine and to fall!

 

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