Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Apple Picking and Much More

Field trips are fun. But when you get to take field trips with amazing people, it’s even more fun!

Living only 45 minutes away from the Choates is an incredible blessing that we do not take for granted. Knowing it’s temporary, we’re trying to squeeze as many sweet visits in as we can. I don’t think we’d see each other enough if we lived next door to one another and saw each other daily, but we’ll take once or twice a month for as long as we can!

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Our most recent venture was an apple picking trip, where we found our favorite Fujis as well as Arkansas Black, Granny Smith, Braeburn, and several other delicious varieties.

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It was a bit hard to get good pictures at first because the kids were buried in the trees looking for apples!

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The kids did manage to avoid stepping on the tiny egg resting on the ground amidst fallen apples!

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When we left the Fuji row and headed to where the Arkansas Black (good for baking!) grew, the kids no longer had to hide in the branches. These beautiful trees were heavy-laden!

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Are those not just begging to be picked?

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And pick they did! Pound after pound after pound.

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It took mere minutes to fill those bags!

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Everyone found a friend to love on while they waiting for the bags to be weighed.

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But the day didn’t stop there. I had to get home and get to work, but our sweet friends asked if the kids could stay overnight. Spontaneity is not my strong suit, but oh, the excitement of my children when they found out they could stay! That make it all worth it!

Want a glimpse into the rest of their visit? Slip on over to The Choate Family blog and see!

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