activity 1: apple picking
we went to farnsworth farms. caught the end of apple picking but not quite yet cider milling. still it was a last minute addition to the plan and a favorite. we all pretended we were farmers. max's friend said once that he found a "humongous" one so max spent the day telling us in a big scary voice that all his apples were "mungus!"
be happy that the little boys were content with their apple bags since the big kids took the picture perfect baskets to complete their farm girl/boy look.
playground was part of the apple picking experience. lily tried hard to get me and my 10-month-pregnant friend to participate in monkey-barring with her. she didn't really succeed but it was ok.
activity 2: gardner village (way close to the apple farm)
surprisingly and luckily also uncrowded. we picked a good day. witches, candy store & toy store. all good things. I kept hearing lily and brody say to each other (look at their boobs!) yep, our kids say boobs. but really, look at them!
activity 3: black island farms (a big drive north but gave the chance for a nice little rest in the car)
mmm this place was fun. more like lagoon-farm than quaint little farm girl farm but still fun. we got on the hay ride at nearly bedtime and somehow didn't realize that it stopped and let us off in the middle of the pumpkin patch to get one! oh boy lily was so excited. good job, moms.
the picture I didn't get but wish I had would look like this: nichole back to retrieve the stroller (carrying 2 big pumpkins in addition to her baby pumpkin belly)+ me hauling 2 mungus pumpkins persuading 4 little cold kids to stay close to me through the dark parking lot so we didn't get run over+looking and looking for the car. ahhhhh fun day.