Wednesday, September 20, 2017

How ‘Bout Dem Apples

Apple picking on a misty Monday morning

Autumn is creeping in like fog over a mountain! Mazen’s class went on a field trip to Carter’s Mountain on Monday. It felt like we had the whole mountain to ourselves, and it was nice to be up there on a misty, cool morning.

Our class’s schedule started with apple picking, and we headed for the rows of Golden Delicious apples. Mazen loved hunting for “the biggest ones ever!” and we filled up two bags. Apple crisp is in our future!

Next up was a hayride! This was my favorite part of the day. The subtle jostling almost put me back to sleep!

On a clear day you can see for miles and miles.

Our class attended Apple School after this, which was a cute tour through the four seasons of apple growing. It was cute to watch the kids answer questions and make comments. Mazen was very pleased to have his mom with him in “school” and kept asking me if I was staying longer.

And, of course, we ended with a pair of apple cider donuts. These were SO good – almost cakey!

The field trip meant no school all day, so we spent our afternoon making a giant pillow fort.

He really sealed himself in!

For dinner that night we had simple lemony baked salmon (salt, pepper, garlic powder, olive oil, and lemon slices, baked at 400° for 20 minutes), plus a salad made from cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil, S+P, kale salad mix, and balsamic vinegar.

I hope you guys are having a great week!

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