Sunday, October 4, 2015

Apple Picking 2015

It's been our pleasure to continue the tradition of taking Emily apple picking - something we've done with her since she was about two.  This year we picked a chilly, raw day so there was no wagon ride but it wasn't raining!

Emily looking oh so stylish!

All the good apples were up high so Emily volunteered to climb and get them.

She thought it was hilarious that she wiped her mouth with her sleeve.  She managed to eat three or four apples while we were picking.  (I might have eaten two or three myself.  The lady said we could taste them if we wanted to know what they tasted like before we picked them!)

My favorite part of the excursion - apple cider donuts!

Emily remembered sitting on the wall from last year.  She insisted the cement was warmer than the wooden picnic bench!

I asked her to pose.....

a bit different from her first time ever at the apple farm!

Back to our house......she showed us her progress on the ukulele.

Then we started making the apple pies.  Her favorite parts are getting flour everywhere and eating the raw sugar!

Helping Memere peel the apples

Helping Pepere mix the ingredients

I showed her how to use the Spirograph while we waited for the pies to bake.

And played some "Penguin Pop-up".....a game she gave me because she knows I like penguins.   It's very funny when she knocks my penguin off the board!

This year, Pepere had a bumper crop of apples on our one and only apple tree in the backyard.  So Emily consented to some more picking.

A little help from Pepere

Showing off the bag full of apples we got from our tree.

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