Monday, October 02, 2006

Apple/Raspberry/Pumpkin Picking



Oh, yes, the family tradition continues. We made our annual pilgrimage to Oak Glen, near Yucaipa, Calif., to pick apples, raspberries and pumpkins. I think we started going up there around 1988, only missing two or three years. It always makes for great scrapbooking (or blog) photos, if nothing else! Xan enjoyed being carried around in the "baby backpack," taking cat naps when he could. Will had a great time showing 3-year-old family friend Christopher Reitan the art of stomping and throwing apples. Rodney enjoyed the whole trip (not really), especially since he hadn't been on the annual trip since I had been pregnant with Will. I had fun drinking the fresh cider. Others in attendance: My mom and dad, my grandma Ginia, my brother, Joe, and his wife, Gina, her sister Katie, Christopher's parents, Sean and April (who I've known since we were kids - our dads have been friends since high school), and fellow Marine wife Michi. We managed to get lost on the freeway, fought crowds for parking spaces and had overtired kids, but it will all be forgotten by next year when we make the trek again ...

1 comment:

The O'Connell's said...

You crack me up!!