Family Memory-Making Time
Perfect fall weather, delicious apples and baked goods, pumpkins and a feast for the eyes. Add in time with my grandchildren, and the day couldn’t have been more perfect.
Big Bins of Apples
It’s getting near the end of the apple-growing season so just a small amount of fruit was left on the trees—but the store was fully stocked with varieties like pink lady, red delicious, Rome and cameo apples.
And, of course, all those variety of apples had to be sorted and packed.
Apples and All the Trimmings
The store was stocked not only with bags of apples, but jams, apple peelers and a variety of other appley things.
There Was Even Cabbage–Really Big Cabbage
I bought one of these giant cabbages for $2. Out of curiosity, I weighed it when I got home–9.4 pounds. I’d say that was a deal!
Delicious Apple Treats for the Sweet Tooth
The bakery had apple donuts, pies, hot cider, apple dumplings and these yummy-looking cookies.
Herding Cats, Er, Grandbabies for a Photo
All around the apple orchard were wagons loaded with pumpkins and grandbabies. (And just for the record, trying to get five little ones to all look at the camera is like herding cats!)
Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins
And then there were the pumpkins! Piles and piles of pumpkins! And pumpkins with adorable little girls (my granddaughters Ava and Anna) perched on them.
Again, for a precious second, all five grandkids were lined up for a photo.
Nolan Takes Measure
And this was a reminder of the importance of taking time to make some memories, because our sweet Nolan (look for him on the lower right) will be much different when we take our visit to the apple orchard next year.
Never Skip Dessert
At the end of a blessed day with the grandkids, it's time for apple dumplings with Nolan, Anna, and Ava. I hope you’ve enjoyed our trip to the apple orchard. Take time to make some memories with your family. You’ll be glad you did!