Sunday, October 4, 2015

Apple Picking

After a chilly few days, the weather warmed up a little today for our apple-picking road trip.  We went to an orchard near Rochester, where Sue had been years ago.  It was a beautiful place!  The ladies who run it have a gift for decorating.  We had lunch (and pie and cider) in the barn, and then went out to the orchards.  Matthew's favorite is yellow apples, so fortunately some Golden Delicious ones were starting to ripen.  We also picked Cortlands, Johnagolds, and Empires.  However, I think the boys liked climbing the tree near the barn even better than the apple-picking.  

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Farm Market with Grandma and Sue

 Grandma and Sue are here for a visit!  (Unfortunately, the colder and cloudier weather arrived with them!)  The boys had a great time going to the farm market near our house with them, and came back with new additions to their gourd collection.  (And Matthew loved the spooky straw maze!)

Unfortunately, Matthew was sick on Thursday and both boys were home sick on Friday.  But they seem to be on the mend now (we hope so!)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Penn State

 I had a work trip to Penn State earlier this week.  It's such a beautiful campus!  The drive out there was a bit long, but also very pretty -- rolling hills with the leaves just starting to turn autumn colors.  And it was a lot of fun to see friends there and meet new people.  (On Sunday, we got to see the supermoon and the lunar eclipse from my friend's porch -- she had a great view, even though my camera couldn't capture it!)

Sunday, September 27, 2015


 We had a great afternoon at Kelkenberg Farm.  Gorgeous weather, and of course the boys were excited to pick out their pumpkins!  (The pumpkins are now on the front porch arranged as a "tiger family."  The boys keep going out to check on them.)