Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dylan is Six Months Old?!

It seems like we just blinked our eyes and little Dylan went from newborn to playful, happy baby. Perhaps tomorrow I'll turn around and this little guy will be walking!

Dylan: months 0-3

Dylan: months 3-6

This little man is such a joy to have around. He 'goes with the flow' and really just takes things as they come. Dylan doesn't know a stranger (yet) and beams smiles at everyone he meets.

Especially heart-warming for me is how he seems to enjoy his sisters' company/entertainment/harassment. Yesterday, when they got home from daycare, they rushed to greet him and he met them with equal enthusiasm.

The kiddos enjoying each other

There is, of course, the odd moment of hair pulling (a baby has to defend his space a little)! The vast majority of the kids' interactions are very positive, though. I'm sure the drama (good and otherwise) will only increase as these guys grow!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Apple Picking

Yesterday my mom and I took the kids to Indian Creek Farm for apple picking. We were hitting the tail end of the picking season this year; most of the dwarf orchard was picked. We had no trouble, however, filling our bags with giant apples.

Picking away
The good picking was Mutsus, which are known as wonderful baking apples. So, of course, we made pies as soon as we got home! These pies did not disappoint; they may be the best apple pies I have ever made. I will definitely be trying to use Mutsus whenever I bake from now on!

We were greeted with a wonderful surprise when we headed up to our usual picnic spot; the farm had installed swings, a huge sandbox and a climbing structure. The girls were thrilled! This little farm was already a favorite of ours and now we'll be visiting even more frequently.
Enjoying the new installation!

Picnic on top of the table? Why not?

In addition to the apples, Noelle picked her very own Brussels sprouts. She was very proud of them. Unfortunately, picking them herself did not ensure that she would eat any of them. Ha =)

Aren't they beautiful?