we have been cramming in a few last minute trips to the local apple orchard before it gets too cold...and stocking up now that the apples are on 'clearance'!! ie if you pick the ones from the ground and not the tree they are $2 for a huge bagful! i love a good bargain, and my kids love applesauce...
this time we went with friends, which is always more fun, especially when you have someone to run off into the orchard rows with and hide from your mumma!
ivy got into some apple carving (for her birthday last year, we got her this knife, which has been a wonderful knife for her to whittle and carve with), and i got a bit baby hungry with this cute little chubby cheeked boy pictured above!
one day i'd love a root cellar to store surplus apples away in (is that even possible? ivy informs me we need a barrel of sand to store them in...i need to look this up!), but for now they are being eates as fast as they are being picked and there is many a bowl of applesauce or apple crisp to be gobbled up. yum!