Monday, September 12, 2011

Apple, apples and more apples

This past weekend my husband and I took our little guy apple picking for the first time. He is almost 2 and I thought it's about time we took him apple picking. He loved every moment of it! He loved the hay ride, the apple picking and eating and of course he loved running around the orchard.

It was a perfect apple picking day not too hot and not too cold. And the sky was a beautiful September blue. The day couldn't have been any better!

After we picked all the apples we could carry we went home and baked some apple pie! Well I actually did the baking my husband decided  it would be more fun to stack wood and my little guy decided a nap sounded better the helping his mama bake! Go figure.

But I didn't mind at all that I was left to bake alone. I love baking apple pies. It remind me when my mom used to bake apple pies every fall. Nothing says fall like homemade apple pies.

My best friend Katie always makes fun of me when we bake together because I always make such a huge mess.  What can I say? I really liked to get involved in my baking! As you can see!

Here's my pies. This is the same Apple Pie recipe that my grandmother used and my mom . You can tell it's been well loved.

My house smelled wonderful while the pies were baking! 

 It was a perfect way to end a perfect day!

We made wonderful memories and hope to make it a yearly tradition.

"It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life"
P.D James

Until next time,


Penny said...

Heather, your post brought back such pleasant memories of our annual apple-picking trek when the children were small. We'd always go with my brother and SIL and their children -- and we always had such fun! Even though my girls are grown, we still try to go every fall if we possibly can...

Raymond Homestead said...

I bet he really enjoyed the day! Hey, I will take a piece of that apple pie if you don't mind!!