On Sunday, Scott and I took the kids to visit Arbor Day Farm down in Nebraska City. Let me tell you, I love this place. They've got apples, they've got pumpkins, they've got hiking, they've got fun and interesting things for the kids to do. They even have ginormous fuzzy caterpillars!
Isn't that thing freaky??? It was HUUUUUUUUUGE, and frankly, a little terrifying. I almost ran back to the car but decided I shouldn't abandon the children. They might have been eaten.
After the caterpillar near-attack, we did a little walking amongst the trails. Don't my kids just look like trouble here? In a super-cute evil villain kind of way?
Next, we climbed up to the top of a tall treehouse, where Ashley proceeded to pose with all she's got.
I think I need to spend a little less time primping her for the camera and work more on Owen's "say cheese!" face.
At the end of the walking trails there is this little natural playground area...my kids loooooved it. Almost as much as the fuzzy caterpillar. There was a xylophone thingy that they could have played with all day. And it made nature-ish twinkly sounds so it wasn't even annoying! I wish I had one of these in my backyard.
Then we were off to pick some apples.
Now let me tell you, it is slim pickings if you wait until the end of October to go pick apples. I have no idea what kind of apples we ended up with, but they were the dregs of apple society, that's for sure.
The kids were slipping and sliding on apples the whole time we were picking. It was like an episode of Preschooler Wipeout. So we decided to call it a day. But not before passing by the vineyards, where Ashley modeled some additional poses and Aidan...well, I don't know what Aidan was doing.
Did I mention that this place also has a winery?!?! And a gorgeous hotel right across the street? Hmmmm....a weekend away with my Scotty sans kids might be just what the doctor ordered. Although who am I kidding. We all know that I'm doomed to never vacation again.
But even though I didn't get any wine, I did get apple pie. And I got to take some arty pictures.
And, even better than that, I was rewarded for providing a fun-filled family day with only *one* crabby child! That's a record, people!
At least he sat on the pumpkin. We can't have everything, can we.