Me and the kids are still here in California visiting family (we sure miss Brandon, who due to the rigors of school had to return to Oregon). We have been playing hard and the kids are loving all the attention.
I love this time of year; the crisp air, sweaters, pumpkin patches, the changing leaves, and the beginning of the holiday season.
Today we went up to Apple Hill with my parents and siblings Emma, Jacob and Nathan. We had no idea how popular the place was until we arrived. WOW!! The number of people there was unbelievable! It must be because the Fall season has begun and it's Harvest Time! There were lots of fun things to see and do. Tons of craft and art booths, a fudge factory (YUM YUM!) pony rides, a duck and fish pond, and of course APPLES, APPLES, APPLES!
When we finally got past all of the traffic and parked, we were all famished! It's a good thing we packed a lunch, 'cause as soon as we got out of the car we all sat down on the grass and chowed down! Here's a shot of Jemma enjoying her chips with Aunt Emma.
Me and the kids
It took a lot of encouraging to get Jemma to turn and give me a smile...she was super interested in the fish she could see swimming around. Too fun!
Carter was such a trooper. He even fell asleep toward the end of our adventures!
We left with a couple pounds of Fuji apples, an apple pie, apple turnovers, a gallon of fresh apple juice and...fresh kettle corn, and a box of fresh fudge...not made of apples, but still very delicious.