Well, my mom and I picked "Princess Priss" up at school on Friday, and headed north! When we got to the orchard, it was drizzling and you could see more rain coming over the mountains... really pretty! The temperature was already starting to change and it felt like fall!!
The kids were SO excited! Ben wanted to pick cookies, go figure, he is 2! We visited Sky Top in Hendersonville, NC. It is an orchard that sits on the top of a small mountain, and has been there a while. It has breathtaking views! There is a small "store" that you enter the orchard thru that sells already picked apples, jams, jellies, honey, cider, and doughnuts.... YES doughnuts! (THEY WILL MAKE YOU SMACK YOUR GRANDMA!!!)
The 2 older ones got a peck basket each for my mother and I, and Ben just joined us in his stroller taking it all in. We picked apples, and yes, ate some. (My mother wants to taste before she picks, and the kids just follow along!) I picked a whole peck, and my mom about 1/2 that. We then went over to area where some sheep and goats were and the kids picked apples off the ground and fed them.
Before we left the kids played on a swing set, and had an apple cider slushy. We then met my dad at Cracker Barrel for dinner, and came home
On Saturday it was COOL and RAINING! It REALLY felt like fall, and I LOVED IT! We made apple bread... SUPER EASY... applesauce, and I cooked come soup for dinner. Today the apple theme cooking theme continues with our lunch. I am fixing pork chops, sauerkraut, sweet potatoes, and more apple sauce for us.
This REALLY is my time of year! The house just feels SO welcoming, and smells so nice! I am also making memories with my kids that will linger in my heart forever!!
OH, as soon as I can figure out how, I will post some pictures! :)