Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Apple "Course'

This is my second attempt at this post, after the first one was deleted. Anyone else notice that sometimes Blogger works fine, but other times its just cranky.

Avery was calling it the apple "course" when we were discussing our plans and although I think she remembered it from last year, the only thing that really mattered was that we were going to meet Cousins there. The day started out brisk, but turned quite nice later. Of an entire field of pumpkins, both my girls picked out the green ones.

Aiden's first time at the orchard.

Best of my futile attempts at taking the kids together.

We're "only" missing five cousins in this shot.
Avery, Juliet, Aiden, Madison, Trevor, Nathanael, Allison, Amanda, Rocco, Colombo, Jared

8-weeks apart cousins and BFF's, Juliet and Madison, two of the sweetest girls there ever were...really.
"apple popsiscles" are always more fun to eat while dancing

My mom and sister met us there, though we were still greatly outnumbered.

We met up with Uncle Nathan for a little bit, too. He thinks it's his responsibility to teach the girls how to climb a tree, and he's right....we depend on him to introduce such adventurous things into their lives. There was a little tree where we'd stopped to eat our apple popsicles. Not surprisingly, Amanda thought it was a great idea...

Also not surprising was the careful consideration Avery gave it and the tight grip she held on his neck.

Uncle Nathan knows her tricks and still prods her along...

"See Avery...isn't this fun? It's great up here, right?"

Blessed be the name of God, forever and ever.
He knows all, does all:
He changes the seasons and guides history,
He raises up kings and also brings them down,
he provides both intelligence and discernment
Daniel 2:21


sara said...

oh that last picture is priceless....I can just hear her "!"

what great times you have with your family!

Darla said...

yummy apple popsicles!.. these are great photos and i like the way you shared the story, so let's see, you have one daredevil and one really cautious kid. i wonder which Aiden will be like? hopefully somewhere in between! hehe. my son was never a daredevil but lots of boys seem to be.

Vanessa/Chelsea said...

The ones of Avery are SOOO funny! My oldest was reserved about risk taking when she was 4, now at 7, I'm quite enjoying that I don't have to worry about her doing anything that would put herself in danger!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Wow - I've just finished reading your last, um, 20 or so posts - I've missed you and your sweet kiddos!

Those apple popsicles look awesome - and you are so blessed to be surrounded by so much family - makes for some great memories.

Avery's personality reminds me of Savannah's, I think - very cautious, and wanting to know the outcome of everything before she tries it. She always wants to know, "Is this going to be scary?"...and then she'll timidly try it. :)