Fall is by far MY most favorite time of the year AND for me apple pickin' at Sky Top Orchard is THE highlight of the entire season.
Saturday afternoon, after soccer games were over, we loaded up the mini-van and made the two hour trek up to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina!
This was our third year visiting Sky Top Orchard and just like years past...it did not disappoint!
And just for fun...
here's our little family in 2011,
Sweet Goodness...the kids are getting BIG!
Our dear friends, the Robinson's have joined our family (or rather we've joined them) EVERY year for apple picking. The trip just wouldn't be the same with out them.
So with thoughts of apple crisp, apple pie, apple sauce, and apple muffins on our minds,
we headed out to the orchard excited to fill our baskets to the brim.
The kids were so helpful as they hunted for the ripest and juiciest of apples.
But it was sweet Hudson who definitely took home the "best picker" award for the day!
Although...I think he ate just as many as he picked;)
Sophie, on the other hand, was much more into the climbin' than the pickin.
She spent the majority of the afternoon IN the trees rather than on the ground!.
As for the "littlest picker" of our bunch, sweet Addy-Kate was a champ. Although, she did her fair share of snackin too;)
And the reward for all our hard work in the orchard: HOT, FRESH, apple doughnuts awaiting us at the top of the hill;)
A SUPER SWEET ending to our wonderful apple-pickin' adventure!!!
Already looking forward to our visit next year!!
A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.