So, after the early service at church this morning we decided to hit up an apple orchard in Afton, MN. We've been so busy these past few months that I thought we probably wouldn't get around to visiting an orchard this year (with the exception of the farm trip we went on with Zach's preschool).
I am so glad we took advantage of our free afternoon and spent some time enjoying the beautiful Fall day together as a family.
Ben and I have only been to the Afton Apple Orchard once...about nine years ago after we were first married. We remembered having a great time together, but since we didn't have kids at the time, we didn't really pay attention to the kid-friendly offerings available. Never fear, there were TONS of things to keep the kids more than occupied!
We began our visit snacking on a caramel apple, apple and pumpkin donuts, and an apple fritter. YUMMY! Although all were delicious, the apple fritter was by far the best of the treats.
The kids had a great time exploring the playground and fall decor before we headed over to the petting zoo and apple cider press.
Next up was face painting.
Then the kids all took a ride on the Moo-Moo Choo-Choo.
Finally it was time to board the hayride for our trip to the pumpkin patch.
We searched and searched until we found everyone's perfect pumpkin.
We had a great time together....and apparently, Ben and I weren't the only ones feeling a little tired after our time outside.
Next weekend....carving our pumpkins!! The kids already can't wait.