Last week was Harvest Week in the Miller household. Monday was Columbus Day and because M didn't have school, I thought it would fun to go apple picking at the orchard down the road--after all, what better way to kick off "Harvest Week?"
It wasn't as picture-perfect as I had imagined. :) Probably should have realized that because of the holiday, A LOT of other families had the same idea. We had to park far away, there were no donuts, T had a stomach ache (referred to simply as a stomach by T), and, well, there were basically no apples on the trees. A fact that I didn't realize until after I had paid for my apple bag and had tromped off with the kids into the orchard. I flittered between wanting to just give up and go home or making the best of the situation. After a deep breath and a look around I decided that some of the apples on the ground had to be just fine. We collected a lovely peck of apples off the ground (while trying to avoid onlookers and laughing to myself when I heard parents scolding their kids to drop the apples they had picked up off the ground because they were gross) and enjoyed a grand hayride back to our van.
M and T enthusiastically washed the apples for a pie and applesauce.
And then we aproned-up for the main event--Dough-making! They probably played with dough, and maybe really more the flour than the dough, for the better part of an hour.
While our yummy pie was baking, we made applesauce. M and T used butter knives to chop up the apples. And there may have been a bit of "a bite for me, a bite for the pot" going on. But since it was just for them, no worries. :)
So love that they are little enough to need to stand on chairs to reach the counter. :)
During the week we also enjoyed some amazing chocolate chip cream cheese pumpkin muffins. I have to restrain myself from making more because pumpkin is MY FAVORITE!
Caught this fun photo of M and me on a leaf-collecting walk.
Ahhh...LOVE the fall!