Thursday, October 22, 2015

Apple picking!

I can't let a year pass without apple picking, so we made a quick trip to BJ Reece Apple Farm in Ellijay.  We left early afternoon so that Atticus could join us and we had to leave by 2 so that we would be back in town for Finnan's soccer practice and Jude's swim practice, but we managed to pack a lot of excitement in a couple of hours.  The apples were more picked over than in past years so they were apple hunting, which made each find much more exciting.  Rory was deemed the champion apple finder, filling his bag quickly even with his limited reach.  After apple picking, the boys picked out pumpkins and we stocked up on fried apple pies and apple cider donuts.  I can not get enough of those donuts!  

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Outer Banks and the River Farm, 2015

This fall break we were able to join Atticus' extended family in the Outer Banks for a double wedding  and then followed it up with a brief visit to the river farm.  At times, it was a logistically complicated trip, but we all enjoyed getting a lot of time with the Schuster clan.  The boys especially loved it, savoring every minute they were able to get to spend with their cousins (once removed?).  The trip was full of bay time, ocean time, river time, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, dancing, donuts and Dairy Queen.  Oh yeah, and an outfit ruining diaper explosion during the wedding ceremony.   Needless to say it was an incredible week.