Pumpkin flavored everything is probably what comes to mind when you think Fall. But for me, September is about apples, pumpkins can wait for October! On Saturday, we headed to our local farm to go apple picking. While I'm not really a fan of apple pies (or any pie for that matter... it's the whole mushy fruit thing that bothers me), I really do like to eat apples and bake with them in other ways. And while it's fun to go pick tons of apples to bake with, our real reason for going apple picking is more for the experience. I love taking Noah each year and seeing how much he grows each year. Besides him looking bigger, I love that he's become more involved and more excited with the process every year.
Past years, we've picked Honey Crisps since they are our favorite. But this year, we didn't check before going and were a little surprised when we found out the Honey Crisps weren't ready to be picked yet. Instead, they only had "Greening", which are meant for tarts and baking, and MacIntosh. While I grew up eating (and loving) MacIntosh apples, last year we picked a few and none of us really liked them. So right away, we were a little bummed that this trip might not be the best. And even though the trees were a little more bare than I had expected, there were enough for us to have a good time picking. And the best part... they tasted delicious this year! And while the photos make it seem like we picked baskets full of apples, we actually only picked about 10-15. A few were duds, we ate three on the spot, and we brought six home. At least I know we won't let any apples go to waste!
^^^ using the "claw apple grabber", as named by Noah
^^^ in the past, Noah was never interested in eating any apples on the spot. But this year he loved it!
^^^ Daddy loves to make smiley faces for Noah!
^^^ and Noah loves to destroy them!
^^^ I definitely wasn't as graceful with the "claw apple grabber" and I ended up grabbing more than just the apple... oops!
^^^ Noah was even tall enough to reach some of them on his own!
^^^ giving Daddy "high six" since that's how many we had in our basket
My jeans | shirt (old from Old Navy) | shoes (old from Loft)