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Thursday, September 10, 2009

family time at the apple blossom farm

a sure sign that fall has begun is when it is time to harvest apples.
this past weekend, we spent some family time together at the apple blossom farm.
there were all kinds of fun things for us to do together.


jacob enjoyed the fruit of the field! he loves apples!



























the kids swung from the ropes











































and raced the pedal cars








































































pretended to drive and ride in a train

























held the bunnies and fed the goats















peeked into the outside world from within the tunnel playground












slid down the slides
oooops! it's sideways















went on a hayride
































and, of course, we had to have an apple cider slushie
























after our fun day, we came home and cooked steaks on the grill and let jacob entertain us all with his funny faces. this is typical dinner time fun for the roses.
we had a great day!








32 comments:

~*Michelle*~ said...

Oh! How can I NOT look at that beautiful boy and not have a smile from ear to ear.....all your children/family are just gorgeous! (like their mama!)

Such joy in their eyes....


thanks for sharing. :)

The Real Me! said...

Oh what fun! I wanna go! And an Apple Cider slushy sounds wonderful. How was it?
Hugs.
Kim

rcubes said...

How fun! What a beautiful time together as a family! Your family is beautiful...What a perfect way to end it with that adorable son of yours! There is a little town in San Diego known for apples [Julian] and it's fun to go apple picking and then stroll in the streets with different restaurants but the best was the apple pie bakery. I love Fall...And I'm glad it's just around the corner. Thank you for sharing these. God bless you and your beautiful family sister Christy. Love you in Christ.

Kristin said...

That looks like such a fun place! My girls would love it! I loved the video :) And the pictures are great!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day Christy!

Laura Brown said...

Wonderful pictures - it looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

Andrea said...

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing your wonderful day with us.

Sitka has an award for you at All GODS CREATURES.

Blessings, andrea

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Oh those soft curls are something I miss on my Jacob. There was nothing like them. My hubby shaved them off and now his hair is growing back, but it is not soft like it was. I'm thankful there is still a curl to it.

What a beautiful family!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

What a fun day! It is so great to see teenagers playing. What a great family you have.

Heart2Heart said...

Christy,

I love going to the apple farms in the fall. It's the one highlight of the season our family lives for all year. Apple cider, apple pies, apples in general and cinnamon apple spiced donuts! Those take the blue ribbon hands down.

Thanks for sharing your memories with all of us.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Darcie said...

It looked like a PERFECT day. What wasn't to love about that day? Apples and apple cider slushes...perfect!

Jennifer W. said...

Looks like a great family day!! I wish we lived somewhere where there are apple orchards! Your kids are just beautiful, and Jacobs hair is fantastic!!
Jen

Linda said...

Great pictures Christy. You have a beautiful family. It looks like a wonderful way to spend a family day.

LisaShaw said...

I LOVE these photos!

Great family fun and memories have been created to last a life time!

Mich said...

Great family fun! Your family is too cute!!!

Loved the pictures...

septembermom said...

So much fun! I wish I was there :) Your kids are beautiful :) Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures!

Tara said...

I, of course, love all the pictures and can tell y'all had a great time but...my favorite is the one of your daughter holding the bunny like a baby. So, so cute!

Adeye said...

Such precious family memories, dear friend. Love it. So glad you got to go out and have a fun day together. Looks like a great place for a family outing. We are heading for the Apple farm next week--I have never been to one before--should be fun!

Karen said...

Wonderful pictures of your beautiful family...thanks for sharing these great memory making moments with us!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

You have a beautiful family, Christy. I'm glad for your time together and for the simple things that make us smile. A cider-slushie sounds heavenly! Could you send one my way?

Have a blessed weekend; squeeze in some rest and walk when you can.

peace~elaine

absolutegrace said...

What a beautiful and blessed family!! Thanks for sharing these photos with us!

September is my favourite month, fall my favourite season, and apples remind me of both! We've been travelling a lot, and haven't been able to get into the apple pickin', cider drinkin' thing yet--so your photos brought me a little closer to a few of my favourite things! Thank you!

Blessings, Linda

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how fun! Looks like everybody had a great day and made lots of great memories!

Loren said...

What a WONDERFUL WONDERFUL FAMILY FILLED DAY!
Heavens your pictures are beautiful and tell a story of a day filled with joy and the goodness of the Lord!
Thankyou for sharing and making me want some apples of any sort.....slushie sounds fabulous!

Love you!

Soooo glad you're back :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Cute pictures. What a fun time and a cider slushie sounds yummy.

Daveda said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Glad you guys had a great weekend!

Carin said...

That looks like such a fun, fun time. And to end with such a silly face sends me with a smile on my own face. Great pics!

Sneaky Momma said...

It looks like you guys had a wonderful time! I wish that we had something like that to do around here. We will visit a pumpkin patch in October, but sure would love to pick some apples!

Mocha Momma said...

Hey, how's it going? I haven't been around, sorry. I do appreciate you stopping by though.

Looks like you guys had alot of fun. Jacob is just precious. I loved the picture of him eating the apple.

The back pack project is always a great experience for me. I hope others get the same sense of joy when they're giving to this.

I coordinate it, but it was already a ministry when I got to the church. We used to do 3 ministries with the same middle school. We used to tutor during 2 time frames each year (late fall & late spring).

We still donate wrapped Christmas gifts and the back pscks each year.
It's been fun for me to help with these.

More later,
Nannette

chili pepper said...

Oh yum. I have never had an apple cider slushie... but I love apple cider.

I am like you. When I can't read for a while I like to go back and see all the posts I missed at my favorite bloggers... I am Italian and can't bear to not know what is going on:)

Hope said...

Hey Christy Rose,

Don’t you just love it when you get to have your whole family together? I don’t get that so much anymore with Lisa and Adam in college and working.

♥Hope

McCrakensx4 said...

The one thing that I miss the most now that I live in AZ and not in MI is fall...I love fall..and all that goes with it, especially the apple orchards with apple cider and fresh donuts..yum! What a fun family outing!

Tea With Tiffany said...

I love your pictures! Continue to live in the moment. It's quite beautiful from here.

Morgan said...

What fun! We picked apples a couple times this month and can't wait to go again! Very cool that the one you went to had a big slide and apple cider!