We missed the boat on apple picking this year, which is a shame. It is a New England tradition we hold very close to our hearts, right next to getting warm by the fire at the first sight of snow (which could be any day now).
It's a good thing some of the orchards have more to offer than just picking apples.
The corn maze is always fun. We had to be extra careful that #3 didn't go run off and get lost. Could you imagine? A little 2 year old screaming because he couldn't find his mommy or daddy? Actually, come to think of it, I don't think he'd care much. He would probably just run and knock down all the corn stocks laughing his tush off. He's just a crazy, fun, little dude! Always finding the positive spin on things (unless you take his toy tractor, Ernie or Elmo from him... then it's game over!).
There is also picking out your own pumpkin!
We kind of missed the boat on that one as well. Most of the pumpkins in the patch had rot spots, or were already composting down. We still had to do it though.
We only give the kids one rule when picking them out. They can have whatever pumpkin they want, but they have to be able to carry it! My parents used this rule when we were growing up and I think it's a mighty fine one! That way, they weren't stuck carrying these massive orange things to the car through the patch, then the corn maze.
The two little ones found theirs in the patch. Nice and small with no rot spots. Perfect!
#1 was slightly more picky. Big surprise... this kid always knows what she wants! Nothing wrong with that though. She found hers in the front of the store.
We are schedule to carve them next week! I can already smell the seeds roasting in the oven. Another heart-warming tradition!