Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's Harvest Time!!

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.
Grandpa, Jemma, Nona and Carter. He needed a little lunch too! :o)

Jemma, Jacob and Nathan. Jemma has, of course, become quite attached to her aunts and uncles here. They are so good at playing with her and attending to her needs.

Me and the kids

Jemma with her Uncle Jacob, Aunt Emma and Uncle Nathan in front of the duck and fish pond.

Mom, Jacob and Dad showing off a few of the delectable items purchased.

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.


trish said...

Looks like a fun trip to APPLE HILL and a yummy one at that. jemma looks so cute in that outfit. I still cant get over how grown up your younger brothers and sisters are, emma looks so much like you and Melanie! Have fun with your family.

Haden's Family said...

It's so great to hear from you! Yes, we are moving. We're going back to southern California. It looks like you guys are enjoying yourselves in CA right now. How are you all doing?

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Mason & Laura said...

Ohhh I bet your family is just LOVING that you get to stay there for awhile. I love the Fall, it's the best--I wish they had apple orchards here. Jemma's face is priceless eating those chips!!

Sharee and Arthur said...

How fun! I bet all your treats were delicious. I was really wanting to taste some fudge and fresh squeezed apple juice. mmmm... Everyone looks so cute and happy, and I just love the fall too! I love the picture of Jemma and Carter with Nona and Grandpa, and also the one of you with your kids with the fall colors behind you. Wish I was there!