Snow or sunshiny warmth? You can't be too picky in MN it seems. When you plan a trip to the orchard and it snows, you still go. At least that's what we did today, donned in our hats, winter coats, and gloves (minus Kent who was sick and Tana and Kalai on a tournament). It turned out to be one of those times when you wonder why you bothered going because of all the trouble and crying. You know, the baby waking up in a jostling wagon, Levi slipping and falling in the mud, the dog ignoring our tearful 2 year old, Levi crying because he thought the corn cobs were for eating but they were actually to be used to feed the chickens, the apple bonking Levi on the head, my trying to hold a squirming Kade who wanted desperately to be put on the ground in the tall, wet, muddy grass with the apples, all the mittens we kept dropping, and the best...Kade doing a flip out of the wagon (see video below). It actually struck me as quite amusing and I decided that maybe, just maybe, orchard outings weren't made for age 2 and under.
These pumpkins would have provided the best background for pictures, but the two youngest didn't realize that this was supposed to be a fun outing. Loved the straw lined wagons.
I need just two of these trees in my yard! They were LOADED!
Malia and DJ carefully chose each and every apple.Levi, on the other hand, thought the bruised apples on the ground were just fine...that is, until he was bopped on the head by one falling apple.