Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Perfect Fall Day

Sunday we got up early and headed out to pick apples. It was so much fun, Faith really seemed to love it. I picked about 75 lbs of apples, so I am a canning queen this week. So far i've made applesauce but only a small batch, i've got a LONG way to go.

Here's some pictures.
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She tasted some of course.
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She was so funny pulling them off the tree, she was really pulling hard and grunting...totally hilarious!
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After picking all our apples, we headed up to the store where they have pumpkins and all kinds of other items for sale, as well as a play area for the kiddos.
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We have a "rule" that she can pick a pumpkin but she has to be able to pick it up and carry it herself...she tried many before she found one.
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She ended up decided on a "pumpkin" that is actually a goard, at least i think it is, either that or it's a green & orange pumpkin, who knows she loves it anyway.
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Then she saw this bin, peeked in and yelled "NANAS", meaning she thought the huge butternut squash were bananas LOL funny looking bananas huh...
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We finally convinced her to look through one of the little cutout things, so funny -
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Then we headed out with our purchases to lunch at Olive Garden, yummmy!
We decided we still had time so we stopped at the Salmon River Fish Hatchery to see the salmon. It's not at peak season yet but there were quite a few large salmon to watch as well as other fish and we even spied a blue heron down stream waiting to catch something to eat, can you imagine if he tried to catch one of those 25 lb huge salmon? LOL i got some other pictures of fish but they are kind hard to see, so just one, but trust me there were lots to see. We are probably going to go back on a day when they are collecting eggs and stuff so we can watch that part.
Daddy and Faith watching the stream for fishies to jump up.
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Faith looking over the edge into the fish ladder, under the water you could see lots of fish packed in there.
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A big ole salmon trying to get up enough strength to jump over the baracade they have to prevent the fish from swimming farther upstream (this forces them to go into the fish ladder).
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Here is the blue heron, isn't that the coolest picture?
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3 comments:

Sherry said...

What a wonderful fun day you had! I love the pics of Miss Faith. She is getting so big now.

Hilary M said...

Looks like so much fun! You can tell she had a great time :)

Diana said...

I LOVE the pumpkins!! :-) Faith is just adorable.