Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sunday at the apple orchard

942170_10151920419036663_506216704_nThree years ago I took Maisie for a day at the apple orchard and we had so much fun and wanted to return but it wasn’t until this past weekend that we made it back.  To avoid the crowds we headed out early so to arrive just after they opened which worked out perfectly as it was cool and gorgeous and Maisie was able to do all the activities she wanted before it got busy.  

1237529_10151928824856663_846828712_nIt’s always fun to get up on the big tractors.

1234694_10151928824306663_750543948_nOur first stop was the new mini golf course.

1235407_10151928824556663_770051166_nCute little country displays around the course.

541795_10151928824171663_647554808_nThe slide wasn’t quite as exciting as when she was four but she still enjoyed it.

1004860_10151928824091663_1629068068_nVery slow zip lines are also more fun when you’re younger but Maisie made the best of it.

534299_10151928823526663_372226104_nI think this horse in the petting zoo shrunk, it seemed a whole lot bigger the last time she was on it.

1235976_10151928823851663_1668266592_nMaisie enjoyed holding a baby chick, so very soft.

1238924_10151928823641663_1166588186_nSo was the sweet little kitten. 

969316_10151928823741663_792413068_nThe little goats loved eating from her hands.

557194_10151928823246663_458360303_nLast visit Maisie was too small to ride the big pedal cars so she was happy this time to go round and round the track.

1234242_10151928823316663_2009744237_nMy cutie-patootie on the hay rooster.

1239788_10151928823116663_1083844359_nMaisie got to sit up front with the driver going through the orchard.

photoSitting tall on the young steer.

1238275_10151920637616663_1219261343_nWhat’s a day in the south without a good pig race?  We had a nice day, enjoyed a picnic lunch, picked some apples and bought some treats before heading home.

I couldn’t help but look back at our last visit to the orchard, it’s fun to see Maisie three years ago enjoying the same activities and to see how much she’s grown.  She’s my big girls now!  I love that back then she wanted to match her Mama.  I just want to go squeeze her with hugs.

IMG_33613She was so young…and there were a lot less lines on my face.

IMG_33683My the kittens were big back then.

IMG_33772See how much bigger the horse was back then too!

IMG_34013Feeding the animals was fun then and now.

IMG_34162Slide was much more exciting back when she was four.

IMG_34243So was the slow zip line.

IMG_34333The bull actually was a lot bigger three years ago as this year the bull was a just a mere child at two years old.

Hope that it’s not another three years before we return as we really did have a wonderful day.

New Maisie “safe” recipe for Creamy Mac & Cheese posted today over on Cook Lisa Cook as part of my Improv Cooking Challenge.  This recipe is wheat, egg and dairy free and Maisie loved it and was delighted to be eating one of her old favorite meals.  I added some sweet Italian sausage, one of her current faves to give her some extra protein.  Click on the link or the picture to be taken to Cook Lisa Cook and the recipe.

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  1. I love that slide! How fun. What a great place to visit. I can see why you have done it more than once. I hope you are doing ok. How are things?

  2. I love apple picking back home in Maine; you guys have the best place, so many things to do! Looked like a great place to have fun! Can't wait to see all the apple recipes! If you ever need HOT peppers for your recipes, we have tons.

    Alyzabeth's Mommy


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