Sep 27, 2011

Apple Picking Fun


I just read from another blogger, Bevy, about being behind on posting and I totally agreed! Mind you, she just had her third child a few weeks ago....so she's got a pretty good reason....I on the other hand....do not.

Anywaays....

I've been meaning to post about starting homeschooling this year.  Olivia is four now and so we've decided to have a more 'formal' school time.  So I will post all about that, just not today....

No, today we're going to jump right in on the homeschooling adventure in process and I'm going to share with you our first family field trip.  Oooo, fun! ;)


It was fun though!  Oodles even!  And of course, where should a family go, in September for their first official family field trip - an apple orchard...of course!




And in true form of all that we do, we took the lovely back roads, meandering through gorgeous country side, ogling farm houses nestled among beautiful landscapes, getting lost (even with a GPS) on crazy dirt roads and eventually ending up right at the door step of the orchard we were looking for!


Nice!


The girls were more then happy and ready to roam after being cooped up in the car!




Now, I will say, there are places closer that we could have gone to., but they did not have the kind of apples I wanted....and we all know how much this gal loves a drive in the country! ;)


So apple picking ensued!








The weather was perfect, the girls were happy, stripped socks were worn, it was all good!










And I even came prepared with my tripod, to take advantage of nice scenery, gorgeous weather and a happy family.  Our last family photo was over a year and a half ago! :P





After a successful family photo shoot, there was more of shoving apples at the camera lens and then it was time to head on our way. 




It was a lovely day!  My husband's job has been reduced to four days a week, which is okay - it's really a kind of blessing - so we now reserve Mondays as Family Field Trip days, not to say that every week we will go somewhere but it's nice to be able to do it together!


And they beauty of homeschooling is having these opportunities together!  To spend time as a family, just as God intended!  I have more to say on that, but on another day.  Until then I leave you with a part of my favourite Psalms;











I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show me the wonders of your great love,
you who save by your right hand
those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings,

                                  Psalm 17:6-8








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6 comments:

  1. Such cute pics! I miss my apple tree...I must get one planted at my new house!!

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  2. I think apple picking is the PERFECT school day. Apple, teacher, school=perfect.

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  3. Ha!! And, it's 3:15 in the afternoon and I'm finally just now checking in. Thanks for your "shout-out" and understanding on my serious lack of blogging. I've been just a little busy. But. Not too busy to read this and to let you know I'm L.O.V.I.N.G. the new look and header photos you've got going on. Very nice. Your girls are so sweet. ((Oh, and for once I'm not typing one-handed.))

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  4. Oh I think I can smell that apple orchard in your post photos. Love apple anything! Your kiddos are so cute! I'm sure they loved their first field trip. And thank you for sharing that beautiful Psalm with us!

    ♥Lee Ann

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  5. love the tights and sweet little girl shoes. we are going pickin' soon. just waiting for the cool air to blow in:)

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