Monday, October 15, 2012

Apple Picking

Saturday morning we decided spur of the moment to go up to Oak Glen and go apple picking.  It isn't often that we have a day where both of our girls and their kids can all do something together.  So we seized the moment.  We asked Drew and Diana to join us, but they both had to work.  We packed a picnic lunch, and off we went.  We had heard about a great pumpkin patch in Yucaipa, so our first stop was there.  This could have easily been an all day thing too, but we only stayed an hour or so.
I have never seen so many pumpkins before!  I would love to go back and spend more time here.  It is a great place to visit!
After going through the corn maze, and having a frozen strawberry lemonade, and dancing a jig.....
We were off to Oak Glen.
We always have a picnic on the grass at Rios Ranch first.  It was crowded, but we found a nice spot to spread our blankets out underneath the giant trees. We had our lunch, and relaxed a bit.  My girls are always saying I post unflattering photos of them.  In my opinion, there ARE no unflattering pictures of them!!  But I had to post this one at our picnic.  That's me, taking a big bite out of my delicious sandwich!!!   The older I get though, the less concerned I am with looking good in every photo.  I like the look on Jake's face here.  All of the different things you can see  that we feasted on.  The activity in the background.  I like it. 
The kids ran around like crazy and had a great time!
 Gennifer took this picture of her Dad and I.  I love it!
After lunch we went into the store and bought some of their wonderful apple cider, and a few other goodies.  Then we took our picnic baskets to the car and headed out across the road to go apple picking. 
The kids really had fun.  And we enjoyed every minute of watching them, and being a part of it.
 We took a trail that we had never taken before, when walking back to Rios Ranch.  It was beautiful! 
We made one last stop before heading home, as we always do.  Because who can resist apple donuts dusted in cinnamon and sugar??
It was a perfect day!!!!!
I have my daughter Gennifer's recipe for crockpot applesauce going in the kitchen.  I can smell it way back here in the bedroom.
Be back tomorrow with a post from Big Bear.
XO  Kris

24 comments:

Dawn said...

What a lovely day:) You are lucky you can pick apples. We have had such a shortage here they aren't allowing picking this year. Only workers can pick, i guess they don't want any waste. Tell Noah I love his new doo, very hip:)

From the Kitchen said...

I feel like I was there with you! Wonderful photos. I especially like the one of the small ones in front of the pumpkins.

Best,
Bonnie

Debbie said...

Love that place! And your right? Who can resist those donuts??!

Genn said...

Fun day! Cute post!

Holly said...

What great photos! How fun, the kids look like they enjoyed it almost as much as you did.

priscilla said...

Great photos Kris ! Cute grandkids! They look like they had a great time ! Great photo of you and your husband !

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

It looks like you didn't have any fun at all. Not one ounce. KIDDING. As always I have enjoyed another adventure with your fabulous family.

Bethany said...

Oh I haven't done that in ages! Not since Zach was wee...now he's almost 11 and says "Why would anyone want to pick their own apples?" Ugh.... I guess I'll have to wait for the newest nephew to be a little older so I can make him have fun with me :)

Tammy said...

What a great day! Love all the pics!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip and what a beautiful day you had for your adventure. I can almost smell your applesauce now. :-) We made applesauce a couple of Fridays ago. It was nice and thick and dark pink and so good warm. Take care, Heather

Pam said...

What a fun day with your family! Post the applesauce recipe.

Mereknits said...

I can smell it all the way over here in Florida!!!! And now I am going to go pour a glass of cider, I picked some up today.
Glad you had such a special day,
Meredith

Nicolle said...

The picture that Genn took of you and Greg is great! I love spur of the moment outings, and this one looks like a lot of fun. That path with those incredibly tall trees is beautiful. I want those donuts!
:)

~Niki~ said...

great pics Kris!

Pammy Sue said...

I can smell your applesauce here in Texas too! Mmm...

Looks like y'all had a great time. I have NEVER picked an apple and ate it...NEVER! I want to do that some day before I go home to glory. Can't wait to see your Big Bear pics. I know you're having a good time. We are leaving a week from today for our trip! GAH! I can't stand the wait.

Jann Olson said...

What a fun day Kris. Love all the photos. Especially the one of you and hubs and of you chowing down. That's what we (I) do best. lol! My kids say the same things about my pics. Trying to figure out if we can find time to party with our family. We leave for Hawaii on the 25th.
Hugs,
Jann

Gloria said...

I love the pictures especially the one of you and Dan!:) Just lovely and all the pictures.
I love apples I think my next post will be something with apples! (I use apples all year)

Gloria said...

Sorry Kris I put Dan and wanna say Dad of course so your hubby:)

by Teresa said...

Oh my goodness.. I would say that your experience with your family picking apples and picnicking is Ozzie and Harriet and Leave it to Beaver and Father Knows Best all wrapped up in one. A perfect family having a perfect fall day. You rock! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Whosyergurl said...

Kris, you are blessed, indeed! I LOVE that photo of you and hubby...should be your Christmas card! (Just ask me, I have a lot of great ideas!)xo, Cheryl

Tania @ Out Back said...

Gorgeous Kris!

Apple picking is something I will probably never experience, looks like a lot of fun!

xx

Chenille Cottage said...

What a wonderful Fall post. And, before I say any more...I agree...Your daughter is as pretty as a picture.
We picked apples in Julian and laughed, fell off the ladders and ate our way through the day. Such happy times.
Your grandkids are so very dear. I know you treasure them by your sweet comments. We have two little ones in Fontana and one on the way in San Diego.
Blessings to you and yours,
Carolynn

corners of my life said...

Everyone in your family is just "too cute".

DaCraftyLady said...

Gosh I love Oak Glenn haven't been there in ages....their apples are great. ~~Debb