First we went to the apple tasting room to see which apples we wanted to pick. Honey Gold was the family choice. So we stood in line (6 deep!) for the wagons pulled by old John Deere tractors for about a half hour and went off to the orchards. Jakob loved the tractors, running through the orchards and climbing the ladders. Mercedes was just happy to be along. She is such a happy sprite. At 8 months she cut her first tooth while we were there and went from tentative first crawling to pulling herself up and walking around the furniture. She looks just like her MaMa did at this age.
Last year Beka, Jason & Jakob had their picture taken at the "Family Apple Tree" so we did it again. We asked a couple from Japan to take our picture...they didn't seem to speak any English so it was a bit of a comedy.
I liked this picture of Grandma, Grandpa & Mercedes. As you can see, the day was just wonderful. We came home with an apple pie for dessert! Yum. They had pony rides, a petting zoo, horseback riding, a corn maze, an area that probably held about a thousand pumpkins, but it was nearly empty....a worker said it would be full by the next morning.