jo ann manolis photography

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apples of peace

I feel October passing us by and I wonder where the summer went and why time has to move so quickly…but it’s now time to eat apples and bake pies and settle in.

We went to Swanton Pacific Ranch on Saturday to pick apples. It was the best day ever.

We were joined by the hop-hops. We call them the hop-hops because they used to entertain our little guy by hopping around like bunnies. They were his very first friends. He loves them more than ever. This is the only girl of the bunch, she led our guy around and helped him pick.

She even made up a really cool song entitled “Do Not Destroy the Apple of Peace”…not sure what that means, but I like it.

He ate so many apples…I lost count after 4.

Maybe not the intended use for the wheelbarrow, but it sure was fun.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by! Oh, I almost forgot…maybe “The Apple of Peace” could be our mantra this week, month, and maybe even year? What do you think?


One response to “apples of peace

  1. amy williams October 25, 2008 at 5:13 am

    We had the best time ever, the kids are still talking about it ( but not singing the song…) Your pictures are AMAZING, and so captured the day! So glad we got to spend the day with you guys. Tons of love.

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