October 1, 2014

It's really not about the apples...

Here are some photos from our recent visit to the apple orchard.  As you can see, we've been going to this particular farm since Henry was about two and half years old.  It is wonderful to have this family tradition.  I did not do stuff like this as a child and there are few, if any traditions I can remember sharing year after year.  I'm not really sure how to create lasting memories for my children but this annual outing seems like a step in the right direction.

The weather was absolutely perfect--we stayed for six hours.  (It's quite easy to stay that long because the owners have added about fifty percent more activities in the past three or four years.)  We enjoyed the tractor ride to the orchard and filled our bags quickly.  The bees were plentiful and when I mentioned something to one of the employees she looked at me like I had grown three heads.  It took me a few minutes to realize why.  No bees, no apples on the trees!

We are lucky to live in an area where we have our pick of farms/orchards but we'll always visit this one.  Admission price is about the same as all the others (expensive!) but once you are in, you can do everything there is to do.  Six hours?  I'd say that we got our money's worth.  And another year of great memories.

Henry climbed the tractor but Liam preferred these!

Trying to find their way out of the corn maze

A new activity this year--super simple construction, hours of fun!


  1. I am currently searching for a pumpkin patch/corn maze farm for E & I this year...my fav closed down 2 years ago & then the one we found last year (& LOVED!) closed after last season. Yours looks like a great place!

  2. I love Apple orchards and so much to do.. I LOVE the flashback pics. Time goes by so fast. Treasure those times my dear.. I know you do.. I love that your boys enjoy things to the fullest and are unique...
    Ps. Sorry I have been away so long the computer was down..

  3. You are just such an awesome mom Lara!!! I wish we had apple orchards here!! No such luck with this heat!!! These are memories your boys AND you will treasure always!!!

  4. I think you are giving your boys a whole treasure trove of brilliant memories. Gorgeous photos and it looked like a ton of fun :)