It was our joy to take our grand daughters out for a day of apple picking. Audrey and Elise live in Nashua, so we decided to try out "Parlee Farms" which is only 10 minutes from the house.
They had all kinds of great activities and food.
There were a few barnyard animals....chickens, goats and sheep. Elise turned and posed for me when she saw me with the camera.
They weren't that interested in the farm animals, but they loved the hay bale maze! The bales were just high enough that we couldn't see them without following along behind them. Of course, they got to an exit and passed right by it so they could continue through the maze!
I finally had to encourage them to move on to the next activity. We tried out the miniature tractors......Audrey didn't want to try it but Elise did. Unfortunately she was too little to keep her foot on the gas pedal and had no idea how to steer!! Good thing it's a few years until she's ready to drive for real!
Next up was the hay wagon ride. A tractor pulling three cartfuls of people brought us into the apple fields close to where there was some good picking.
Audrey taught us all how to turn the apple round and round to take it off the tree. This time she got a few extra leaves along with it!
This looks likea good one!
And one for each of them to munch on while we rode the wagon back.
We were happy for the wagon ride back with our heavy bag of apples.
Time for pumpkin picking! There were plenty of pumpkins to choose from. Audrey and Elise each picked a small one, and two medium size ones for Memere's front porch.
Then my favorite part of the trip! Apple Cider Donuts! I have to say this was the only disappointment with this apple farm. Their Apple Cider Donuts were the size of donut holes! So the 6 donuts for $3.50 was pretty expensive. And they were pre-bagged so they weren't hot. But they were tasty!
Fingers sticky with sugar and licking it off the lips.
Time to come home and make the apple pie!
Audrey rolls out the pie crust
Elise takes a turn.
And what to do while the pie is baking? Well, if you're at Pepere's house, you play music!
Elise plays the "little guitar".
While Audrey does her best Jerry Lee Lewis!
Elise playing the "big guitar" on her lap.
While Audrey strums on the "little Guitar"
Elise absolutely insisted she wanted to play the cello....so Pepere gave her a lesson. I love her face when she realizes she is actually making a sound!
And Elise breaks into a dance while Audrey accompanies Pepere with two egg shakers and the jingle bells.
Another wonderful fun-filled day with two very special little girls. We loved everything from their silly nonsense songs to their joi-de-vivre throughout the entire day!