An apple orchard, pumpkins, huge cabbages and a crisp fall day. What could make it better? Oh, grandkids!
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.
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.
The store was stocked not only with bags of apples, but jams, apple peelers and a variety of other appley things.
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!
The bakery had apple donuts, pies, hot cider, apple dumplings and these yummy-looking cookies.
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!)
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.
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.
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!
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