At The Orchard

Today we left the city to pick some apples at an organic apple farm in the countryside. It was a first for us, and I was a bit worried that the allure of Fall apple-picking would be better than the reality of piling three kids in the car for an early morning hour-long drive.

Happily, the experience exceeded our expectations as the kids roamed through the orchard gathering their apples, collecting and pretending with sticks, and picnicking with Auntie and Uncle who joined us on this excursion.

This will most certainly become an annual ritual for us-- perhaps a "First Sunday After the Autumnal Equinox" tradition-- to welcome in Fall with family, fields, and juicy apples.