Sunday, October 4, 2009


Today we took a family trip up to Oak Glen for the Apple Farms.  This is the third year that we’ve gone, and now we pretty much consider it a yearly tradition.  We go to Riley’s Farm at Los Rios Rancho.  They have everything apple, pumpkin, berry, and farm related.  It’s a great treat.


A few weeks ago, there was a giant fire in the area.  All of the farms in the town of Oak Glen were threatened.  Standing on the property, it was easy to see the fire line and how close it came to being destroyed.  Good job Firefighters!


Little Chomp has not been a happy guy in the last few days.  We aren’t sure exactly what’s going on, but we know that he is getting upset more easily and it’s more difficult to calm him down.  Luckily, we have a pediatrician appointment tomorrow.  However, Little Guy was pretty excited to be outside on the farm.  It was the first really cool day of the season.  Cool as in 59 degrees and windy!  Finally!   Chompy enjoyed people watching, being held, and looking all around at everything on the farm.  Oh, and ‘cause I’m a bragging Momma, a girl saw Chompy and said “Oh my gosh that it one of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen!”  We agree!

Here are a couple of pictures from the day! 


Hanging out in the pumpkin patch with Daddy!


Momma got artsy with this one :)


The fire line is on the ridge on the right. 


Impromptu family shot!



We took our yummy Honeycrisp apples home and did some cooking.


We made some home-made applesauce for Little Chomp.  (You puree it and put it into ice cube trays.  Then, you put all of them together in a ziplock bag in the freezer until you are ready to use them).  I was impressed with how easy it was.  It probably took a half an hour to make about 24 ounces of baby food.  Baby food jars are about 2 ounces and $1 a piece, so we saved about $10 after paying for the 6 apples.


Then, we made apple pie!!   It was pretty good for our first attempt and it was also really easy!  A Yummy day!


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