Monday, October 6, 2014

Apple Picking

We spent a wonderful weekend with family down in Virginia.

After a birthday party on Saturday, we headed to Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville yesterday to pick apples.

Some members of the family were more excited about apple picking than others.


We started off in trying to find Fuji apples, but the trees were extremely picked over.  The only people getting any apples out of those trees were the ones with poles.

On to the Golden Delicious field we went, where there were plenty of apples low enough for the kids to grab.


The kids picked apples, ate apples (I think Trenton downed five of them!), and posed for pictures with apples.


Then it was on to what I had been hearing so much about.


Apple doughnuts!

And they were warm!  It was like Lay’s potato chips.  You can’t eat just one.  Perfect since I have to fit into a formal gown this coming weekend for the Navy Ball…

We spent the rest of our time on the mountain playing in the pumpkins, getting eaten by a giant jack-o-lantern, and enjoying a hayride.


These kids all had so much fun together over the weekend.  It was like they picked up right where they left off two and a half years ago.  I guess that’s what cousins are for!

Happy birthday, Aiden!  And thank you, Michael and Jeannie, for welcoming us into your home.  It was great catching up, and we can’t wait to see y’all again!



Jen said...

How fun and oh my those doughnuts look amazing!!

Ashley said...

Those donuts?! Yum! I wish we had some orchards around here!

Amanda said...

Gah! I am so jealous of all these apple picking posts!!! Silly Georgia!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Looks like you and the little family had a fabulous time Picking Apples!!! So much fun!!!

Jessie said...

Looks like a blast. And those donuts look delicious. Reminds me of a place we used to frequent in New York!

Shannon said...

How fun!! And great pictures too!

Amanda B. said...

I want apple donuts!!

Nicole Tully said...

Those donuts look amazing! All of the orchards around us are completely OUT of apples already. Crazy, right?! We are in New England…I've never heard of so many farms running out before!

Alejandra said...

You guys are such a good looking family!! I've always wanted to go apple picking. We've never lived anywhere near an orchard. The pumpkin patch will be fun this year though!

Meg Doherty said...

Aww Jenny, what a great day!