The past week has also unfortunately been filled with colds and coughs and stomach bugs...those crummy things that also come with summer's end. The only silver lining to that is that I've also been spending lots of time in the kitchen with the girls. They are great helpers and love to cook, just like their mama. They especially love making soups when there are lots of things to throw in a big pot. We've made chicken soup, turkey soup, minestrone, and ribolitta. The girls taste every veggie and bean, add the spices, open cans, and stir everything up. And forget about one of those silly rubber tubes to peel your garlic or using the side of your chef's knife...the girls are the BEST garlic peelers I have ever seen.
So, besides the fact that we are all sick, I can't complain too much that the temps are falling. We're having a great time making the most of the season.
Here are some pics of our trip this weekend to Applecrest Farms in Hampton Falls, NH. It was absolutely delightful to watch the girls having so much fun doing such a low-tech activity. Just riding tractors and picking apples and running around a pumpkin patch. A perfect fall day in New England.
|Little girl or big apple?|
|Let's see who can take the biggest CHOMP . . .|
|. . . I think it was a tie!|
|Adding her pin to the map. The closest one was on Nanning.|
|And R's first pin to the map! No others on Guangzhou.|