So on Saturday we had a bit of a family adventure. Yes, SATURDAY. As in, just two days ago. I know this is wildly out of character for me lately, but I admit, I miss the family journal that this blog used to be. In fact, on our way to meet up with our friends for a visit to a favorite autumn spot I was searching my blog for clues to the last time we had gone. And since it's been years (yes, years) since I actually blog events in the same month they happen, I couldn't figure it out.
(In my searching, I did however find our very first trip to the Cider Mill when Daisy was just a wee babe.)
So Sunday afternoon I uploaded the pictures, Sunday evening I edited them, and today I got them up here on this ole blog.
No promises going forward, but for now, I present our fun day at Lattin's Cider Mill.
We drove to Olympia after breakfast and hung out with our friends at their house for lunch before venturing down to Tumwater to the Cider Mill. We have visited this fun spot for several years and it is a great little farm, pumpkin patch, and cider mill.
First stop: pumpkin pickin'. Unfortunately, the patch was pretty well picked through, but we did manage to find a few to take home with us.
It was pretty heavy.
Can you spot Dani out there?
She found one!
Darin found one too. Unfortunately, this one was just a little to heavy to justify the price tag. So it stayed behind, hopefully to find another home.
Our friends, Stacey and Tyler, have an adorable eighteen-month-old and he wanted to be on the move.
Daisy is so good with little kids. She enjoyed helping Hudson along in the muddy patch.
And a new family photo for these three.
This sign was new since our last visit, but both girls wanted to pose with it.
And put heads in apples, too.
One of the men folk's favorite activities at the Cider Mill is the apple slingshot, and we were all looking forward to having a go at it this year. Unfortunately, the slingshot area was no longer around. So we consoled ourselves with the real reason we love to visit the cider mill: the amazing apple fritters.
Daisy gave it a thumbs up and ate a whole one by herself.
Dani gave it a "meh" and trader her fritter for her Papa's pumpkin doughnut. Good thing he loves her.
This boy looks just like his Papa. And was happy to steal the doughnut there too. Kids. Sheesh.
While I hung back and chatted a bit but the girls were sugared up they were ready to go. So Darin let them out to play a bit, and even fed quarters to a few ride-on machines.
A Papa and his girls.
Before we called it a day, we had to spend a few minutes feeding the goats. Tyler and Darin remarked lately at what a fabulous strategy this farm employs: get folks to pay to feed their animals for them. Brilliant.
But seriously, if you could hear the giggles and squeels coming out of our girls, you would have ponied up the bucks too.
Turns out if you get the bag of feed a bit too close to the goats, they'll snatch it and eat it too.
Oh yeah, before we left I also handed the camera to Darin and requested a picture of us girls. Not the best shot, but I'll take it.
taking a picture for Instagram,
I had him take one more.
And there you have it folks. Our "kinda" annual trip to Lattin's Cider Mill on the blog and in the memory books.