Thursday, October 8, 2009
An apple a day
Apple Orchard day with the twins and my parents! It was sunny and brisk outside which made for the perfect day to be celebrating fall. When we got to the orchard it smelled like apples (what did you expect?) until you walked a little ways down the trail and then the smell of apple cider donuts filled the air. I tried my best to ignore it but part of me wanted so badly to grab a half dozen or so and eat them right then and there! I love donuts more than I love fall. The reason I can't is because Rasa was diagnosed with a milk protein allergy at about four months of age and donuts have milk in them. Yep - every single kind from every single bakery. Apparently kids can sometimes grow out of food allergies so we're having her tested again tomorrow (fingers crossed!). I'm still breastfeeding and milk protein carries through so that's why I can't eat it in case I lost you there.
After shopping around the bakery we took the trail up to the pumpkin patch. It's gravel and uphill so my Dad was stuck on stroller duty. I brought the buggy instead of the jogger thinking it would be paved....ok I'm a city slicker, what do I know about apple farms.
We pulled off the trail to take a few pictures and get behind the crowd.
The girls were excited to get out of the stroller when we got to the pumpkin patch. It's such a delight to watch them experience all of these firsts. They're too little to remember this stuff now but it's fun for me to start thinking about the traditions I want to carry on with them. It's also a little overwhelming to think I'm responsible for a lot of these childhood memories - better make them good! They sure are great for those of us that get to share in these times with them.
Rasa's in melt down mode - TIME TO GO!