Apple Picking and A Day Out with Thomas

What a weekend! Our weekend was incredibly full but extremely fun. There’s some thing about the onset of fall that provides about a million and one particular great family members activities, I’m tellin’ ya!

Our weekend started with yet another Friday night soccer video game. Chase experienced rather the enthusiast club in the variety of his small brothers on the sidelines and ended up scoring his initial goal of the time!

Chase’s tiny admirers cheered but had been admittedly even much more energized about the tiny cubes they crafted in the course of the video game.

I earlier purchased some of these very small setting up blocks from the dollar segment of Goal (they are marketed in extensive tubes) and they are one of my favored straightforward enjoyment toys to throw in a bag for soccer video games, restaurants, and many others. Maintain your eye out for them if you want a stocking stuffer for minor ones this 12 months!

(Best: Outdated Navy / Denims: Hole / Sneakers: Reebok) 


Our first formal autumn weekend kicked off with apple finding on Saturday early morning!

(Denim gown: Amazon — I’m wearing the “roadknight blue” color / Boots: Soda / Bag: Goal / Sunglasses: QUAY)

We consider to go apple choosing each and every yr due to the fact we all love it and take pleasure in creating several apple-primarily based recipes with our haul but we usually never get the timing rather correct. In our spot if you go far too early, you may possibly get some respectable apples but you’ll be picking them even though perspiring your face off in 90-diploma weather. If you wait around for cooler weather, you danger having trapped with the rotten apples.

Thankfully we in some way hit the apple-selecting sweet spot this year and had tickets to decide on apples at Carrigan Farms on the first interesting weekend of the season. We met our good friends Kevin and Chandra and their a few boys at the orchard and have been thrilled to uncover tons of deliciously ripe apples hanging on very low branches for the kids to pick.

We took our time choosing apples, checking out the smaller quantity of animals on the farm, snacking on apple cider doughnuts and chatting with our close friends before heading residence for lunch.

Rhett surprised us by falling asleep for 10 minutes in the motor vehicle on the experience dwelling (the kid does NOT nap in the car or truck) and that was apparently all the snooze he essential to blow up his afternoon nap. He was not getting it when I tried out to set him down in his crib and his absence of nap finished up functioning in our favor due to the fact we ended up able to head out as a a spouse and children and boat about to my buddy Carrie’s parents’ house for her daughter Lilly’s birthday get together!

The boys had been thrilled to commit the afternoon with their buddies and had a blast on the giant bounce residence. We relished chatting with our pals before contacting it a night and rounding up the boys for a boat journey again residence.

We used our Saturday film night viewing an episode of Alaska Animal Rescue and digging into handmade oatmeal apple crisp in advance of heading to mattress.

If you need an apple recipe to make with your apple selecting haul this tumble, my oatmeal apple crisp is our family’s go-to mainly because it’s so straightforward and produced with substances we always have on hand. I really advocate serving it incredibly hot with vanilla ice product. SO very good!


Our Sunday was an early one particular and we had everybody out the door by 7:30 a.m. We picked up my father-in-law at his condominium and then manufactured the 50-minute push to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina. We had tickets for A Day Out with Thomas, a Thomas the Prepare-themed event, finish with a actual prepare journey, online games, things to do, foodstuff and relatives exciting.

(Major: Amazon / Denims: Gap / Boots: Amazon / Bag: Focus on) 

I have experienced close friends recommend the occasion to us in the previous but I experienced no concept it was heading to be as amazing or concerned as it was until we experienced it ourselves.

The total celebration undoubtedly exceeded our anticipations and we conveniently put in additional than a few hours viewing the boys participate in with train toys, run as a result of a hay maze, pop large-sized bubbles, trip mini Thomas the Trains and perform blow-up basketball, baseball, soccer and soccer. They had the very best time and we only left when we did because we didn’t want Rhett to overlook a nap two days in a row.

As soon as Rhett was down for his nap, I needed to knock out some operate so Ryan took the major kids grocery shopping and then on a bicycle experience so I could have a little laptop time. After all people was property and awake, we expended the relaxation of our Sunday shut to home, cleansing up close to the household and finding structured for the week in advance.

All three boys are off college currently but we have options with a pal for a participate in day which should be enjoyable. I hope to have time to share a couple of more weblog posts this week so with any luck , I’ll see ya back in this article again soon. Have a great Monday, my good friends!