Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall Favorites 2009

We are adding a new favorite to the list.....apple picking at Alldredge Orchards. Located in Platte City, Missouri, it's about a 30 minute drive north for us. Picture perfect and fun! Visit the website here.

Lainey immediately took control..."Dis way, guys!"





Finally a family picture with no meltdowns.



Bebe goats!

Pumpkins to pick.

Lots of little adventures for the kids. Lainey kept busy in this house while the boys road pedal go-carts.

Jack loved this part.



Carter, too.

On the hay ride out to pick apples. Silly Laine.

Our first time to pick apples....such a fun thing to do together.

Help yourself, Lainey!

Pretty Fuji apples.







Ever use an apple picker? Loved sharing this with the kids....further clarifying that fruit and vegetables do not grow in the displays at Target.





They have a pumpkin patch, too. These are my favorite.





Chickens to feed!

I packed a picnic lunch. And, we found this great barn to eat it in. Could this farm be more precious?

A bee hive inside the market...

And, kittens!!!!!!!

I showed the kids and gushed all over them and Lainey "oohed and ahhed". But, Blake wouldn't let us take one home. Bummer.

The market.....more cuteness. Delicious candles and all sorts of goodies to take home.


I failed to take a picture of the bakery on site. We enjoyed some iced sugar cookies and could have bought tons more. But, I pledged to make some sweet goodness with the apples we picked. So, off we went.

I highly recommend this orchard if you live in the Kansas City area. Otherwise, take a look for one in your area here. We paid $6 for the bushel of apples and $3.75 for the cookies. A picnic packed from home + under $10 = a totally affordable afternoon with the fam.

16 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

What a fun day! I love your family picture!

Deelsu said...

I'm headed up to the BRPkwy this weekend there's a apple orchard up there that I go to every year! We'll hit it up again.
BTW - love the family picture! should use it for a T-day card or Christmas card!

Allyson and Dave said...

We had an apple orchid in the small town I grew up in. They had the best apple cider and apple cinnamon bread. I just love all of the pictures you take at places like this. It looks like so much fun.

Coco said...

What a fun day!!! The third picture of the kids is perfect, all three look happy. Wow.

Darling little orchard.

Becca Jane said...

Kittens!! They're sooo cute!

So glad you're enjoying Fall...it's such a fun time of year!!

Donatelli98 said...

Looks like a great day - so jealous of your great temperatures ... I was wearing shorts and flip flops this weekend and sweating!

Sassafrass Jane said...

I did not know this place existed! That's a pretty far drive for us, but totally worth it.
How cute are these pictures?? And the apple-picker? I want to go today! Thanks for doing all the work in finding awesome places in KC. Tony thinks I'm a genius.

Shannon said...

You've gotten REALLY good at Photoshopping your fam into fun backgrounds. This apple picking background is one of my favorites. Bonus points for the apple picker prop.

Tammy said...

Looks like so much fun! We have a few orchards around here that I love and there is so much to do! I love your daughter's top...it is so cute!

FROGGITY! said...

wowee! that makes me feel all fall-ish. gorgeous pics, it looks so wonderful.

loving lainey's outfit, btw. where did you get that precious thing? and a great family photo, couldn't be more perfect. :)

Monica said...

What a FUN day! I'm so jealous of all your family fun days!

The Rand's said...

great family pic! looks like a fun day. and, boo for blake not letting you guys take such a cute little kitty home. i'm sure batman thanks him though!

merrilee said...

Gorgeous pictures, as usual. How charming is the farm? You always find the BEST places to take your family!!

If the shoe FITZ said...

Love it! So stinkin cute and fun.
and the fam picture=awesome!

mamaclay said...

That family picture's not just great, it's Christmas Card great! I wish there was something like that here in good ol' Texas. That looks like so much fun!

Sara and Trey said...

What an adorable apple orchard!! I found your blog through Coco. Your kids are absolutely adorable. Such cute pics too! What a fun, family day!