Sunday, September 13, 2015
Apple Picking 2015
Since Ish had Labor Day off from work, we decided to bring the kids apple picking. As much fun as the kids have each time we go, I usually find it to be an incredibly stressful outing. I was pleasantly surprised that this year didn't feel stressful to me at all. We arrived at the orchard before it got too hot or too busy which probably helped make things run more smoothly, but upon some reflection I think the biggest thing that made a difference is that the kids are just that much older than they were last year.
Ish and Lily knew exactly what to do this year and delighted in finding trees with apples at their level. Atticus really enjoyed himself, but we had to keep a close eye on him to make sure he wasn't putting the drops in our carton. This year after picking we went and took refuge in the shade of a huge sycamore that we discovered last year and enjoyed some of our harvest. It was a fun trip and we hope to go one more time before picking season is over.