One of the things on the fall section of our fall/winter fun list was going to the Johnny Appleseed Festival. This is an annual tradition in our house. The festival is at Weber's Cider Mill Farm. Usually we opt to go into the area with the hay ride and hay maze, but we remembered that last year Elijah wasn't that excited about either one. They also have a petting zoo, but he wouldn't miss that too much. So this year we decided to go on the cheap and just hang out for a while.
They had a live band, so Elijah enjoyed dancing
to the music with the other kids.
Then he decided to throw hay on daddy
(since everyone else was throwing it in the air)
Then he danced some more
Another thing on our fall fun list was to pick out pumpkins
Elijah picked out his pumpkin
We also looked at some bigger ones for
Mommy and Daddy's pumpkin
(and smaller ones for Caleb)
Everyone was having a great time.
Even sleeping Caleb. :-)
After we picked out pumpkins, we decided to go
inside the store/ice cream shop.
Elijah got another mini ice cream cone.
It was cookies and cream this time
Then my mom came over and offered to take Elijah
apple picking... with my help, of course.
He enjoyed it. It was like a treasure hunt.
He would pick each one and place it in the bag.
I think we ended up picking 8lbs of apples
Along the way, we also got an apple slushie, some corn, an awesome apple caramel pie and a free cider donut. So I would say the day was quite successful, even if we didn't do any of the "fun" stuff.