Sunday, September 25, 2011

Orchard Day

It truly feels like it has been forever since I've written a blog post.  Around here, we've been doing a lot of adjusting . . . and each day has been better than the one before.  For the most part, it seems as if we have finally reached what I like to call "our new normal."  As in: things aren't going to be "normal" by the average person's standards for a long time, but we have all learned how to live life "in-cast" to the fullest . . . and with minimal bumps in the road (although, lots of bumps to the head).

Yesterday, we took a family trip to an orchard close by because . . .
it's that time of year again!

(my favorite)

We had an awesome lunch together and enjoyed the general store, bluegrass music, and crafts.

Jackson and Ne-Ne loved riding the "Cow Train" around the farm.

Then, we all sat back and enjoyed a huge loop around the countless acres of apple orchard aboard a tractor-pulled wooden wagon.  Not surprisingly, one of Jackson's newest vocabulary words is "tra-ker" (a.k.a. tractor).

This "tra-ker" passed the test . . . even the taste test.

(note: unintentionally caught on camera)

Soon, it started getting really hot in the blazing September sun.

But we cooled off!

And after an apple cider slushee and a diaper change . . . we headed for home.

Farewell farmland . . . in only a few short weeks the leaves will begin to change into the beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows of the season . . . and we'll be back for another visit!

. . . until we meet again . . .


Mom said...

What a wonderful day...Your pics are just wonderful.....Love you...

Steve said...

Glad Jackson is adjusting to his cast. loved the pics.