Apple Picking

After four years of crazy busy, overscheduled Septembers, we finally made it to a Fall Harvest Party, hosted by one of my Junior League friends in North Ogden.

She has the most beautiful property with apple trees, peach trees, chickens, goats, and even a stream full of trout. And every year, she holds a Fall Harvest Party, where families are invited to come pick apples, make cider, eat dinner, and cook s'mores around the campfire.

It was a very relaxed, leisurely event.

For some people. 

Adam takes projects like this very seriously. 

He quickly recruited Cody and another boy to be his helpers:

 They worked hard:

And had some fun: 

Rachel and her friend, Hannah, picked the tall branches:

And then everyone got to see the cider press in action: 


Cider is awesome. But nothing beats a fresh, crisp apple. Especially Jonathan apples:

Meanwhile, Kaleigh met her new best friend, Courtney. (Best friend for the day.)

And Rachel, Lucy, and Hannah spent a good 45 minutes unsuccessfully trying to catch a fish with a shovel. 

The goats were also a big hit. Such a hit that Adam almost peed his pants from laughing so hard: 


I take a lot of pictures of Adam these days. He might be my favorite. Partly because five-year-olds are cute and partly because he always makes me laugh. Yesterday, he came up to me and asked, "Mom, are you pregnant?" I said no, and he quipped right back, "Okay, just making sure!"

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