Paper Dolls for Boys

Raising 2 crafty boys and thrifting every chance I get.

How Ya Like These Apples? October 13, 2008

Filed under: Family & Friends — twlowenstein @ 10:26 pm
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I think it would be hard to have a crappy time while apple picking.

We go every year, usually to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, but the boys were sick during the New Year holiday.  We just squeezed it in, as today was the last day the farm was open for picking.  Luckily there were plenty of apples for picking and eating!  There was a sign saying that the apples weren’t as “pretty” this year due to a hail storm which made me love the apples more.  Tomorrow we’re making “ugly apple pie” and it’s going to taste beautiful.

I think part of the appeal (ba dum bum) is that it’s an activity that takes family team work.  We all work together to gather the apples, carry those sugar heavy orbs, and then work together to bake and eat them!  Every body is a winner and everybody works together.  Apple picking makes me gushy.

We took a hay ride and part of the ride was to “search” for the escaped magical pumpkins.   Perfect hook for my big guy.

Here is where the retired “magical” pumpkins live.

This farm is about a 40 minute drive from our house. I love living in New England.

My little guy ate 3 apples, in their entirety.   My dad says the saying used to be, “An apple seed a day keeps the doctor away” and so my little one should have a healthy winter!

Edit:  I dug up some old apple picking/pumpkin patch photos of when my big guy was a little guy.  These are from when he used to say, “punknim”.

Check out my good blends (blog friends) and all their appley goodness:

Paige’s at Funny Magic has some ideas and recipes for your apples! I like this great tip for “fresh” apple pie in the winter. Slice up your apples mix in some flour, sugar and cinnamon and throw the whole thing in a freezer bag and just bake it up in a pie crust or make a crumble on a dark winter day.  It’s a PLAN!

Anne at Green Jello has a cool shruken head craft that we are going to try and tackle tomorrow.

Melissa at WhatKnot. has some great apple shots and be sure and check out her Etsy shop.  Really great kid gift ideas!

Visty at The RinRins has a pumpkin related post, it’s not apples but it’s some solid fall goodness (check out the cutie sitting on the pumpkin in her Chucks, heart melty)

Hope your apples are all worm-free!

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5 Responses to “How Ya Like These Apples?”

  1. Visty Says:

    Your pictures remind me I wanted to do that this year. We’ve never been apple picking, and here we live in apple country. Do they have a ladder at every tree?

    We used to live in New England. I kind of wish we never left.

    Your boys are so stinking cute! The cheeks!! Oh, the wagon shot and all those sweet baby teeth! Your little one’s ripe little squishy face eating that apple! His wee fat fingers!

    Your husband has some nice legs, by the way. Ahem.

  2. Paige Says:

    I like them apples! And all of your photos – you take such awesome pictures. (Can that one of your little guy holding the apple be any more smooshable?? They’re both such handsome little things!)

  3. melissa s. Says:

    niiiiice apples and cute fam pics! i covet your new england fall and yes i’d like some of those leaves sent to me asap, although i fear they’d die of culture shock around here.

    thank you for the shout out!

  4. Complete Stranger Says:

    The exquisite New England Fall beauty was certainly captured in your great photos…and those boys…just too cute! Keep those photos coming….

  5. Di Says:

    It looks like a beautiful day out! I love New England too!


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