Saturday, October 2, 2010

Apple Junction

We had beautiful weather last weekend...perfect for going to an apple orchard!  The orchard that we usually go to (Afton) didn't have apples available due to hail damage, so we decided to try a different one - Apple Junction in Hastings.  It was quite a bit smaller than Afton, but the kids still had fun playing with the animals and picking the apples.  The only thing we were a little disappointed in was the hayride to the pumpkin patch - we were thinking we could get out and pick pumpkins...but no.  It was literally just a ride TO the pumpkin patch, and then the ride back to the main part of the orchard.  Other than that, it was fun!

We met Darren, Tiffany, and Isabel there, and were hoping to meet Megan and Charlie there, as well...but things seemed to be working against Megan joining us that day.  We missed you, Megan!  Next year...




She kept yelling whenever we tried to take her picture, hence the open mouth.



We saw the Videens out there (Christie is Scott's cousin), so we were able to get a picture of Ava with Jack, Izzy, and Brett.  Fun!


Ava was so happy when Isabel (Winfield) showed up!


Ava seemed to really like the goats.  She kept trying to kiss this one.



That's Jack on the left, with Ava and Scott.



This girl is NUTS about apples...she ate so many while we were filling our bag!



Isabel and Ava were fascinated with a squashed apple.



Heading towards the pumpkin patch...


Ava also enjoyed this little one...



She was pooped and ready for her nap once we left.


A few non-orchard pics from the past week...she loves her pillow!



I was going to try to make an apple pie, or apple crisp or something, but honestly, these apples are so good, we're enjoying eating them just by themselves.  Yum!  One of the many joys of fall!

1 comment:

Typical Suburban Family said...

Yum!! I love fresh apples. I can not wait to go to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard this year! I'm hoping next weekend if the weather cooperates. Looks like you all had a blast! Wish we could have been there to enjoy it with you. And it looks like fall is in the air up there with your jackets on ;-)