It’s been way too long since I posted here. Although I thought I would be able to devote more free time to this blog after starting my new position, my longer work day has made me want to do nothing but hold my kiddos as soon as I get home. Although I only get an hour with Austyn before she goes to bed, Bennett and I usually lay in my bed and watch a favorite Disney movie. It’s time spent together that I don’t feel ready to sacrifice. Perhaps when I become more conditioned to my new routine, I will be able to carve out a little more time for this little piece of the interweb. But until then I feel I can only dedicate it time if I’m still standing after the kids both have fallen asleep (which has been pretty rare). It’s a reality I wasn’t expecting but it’s life right now.
After a long week of work as well as seeing patients at the VA Hospital on Saturday morning, the family and I enjoyed a very-much-needed Sunday Funday apple picking and Belkin Family Lookout Farm in South Natick. Apple picking is a family tradition we embark on every year and this year we couldn’t have gone on a more perfect Fall day. There was a slight chill in the air, just enough so to warrant our flannels and vests. It was overcast setting the scene of a shift from Summer and the air had the smell of fallen leaves.
There were many apple varieties to choose from and we picked just enough for a few dinners I had in mind as well as a few Fall desserts. The kids get such a kick out of fruit picking. While Austyn just enjoys filling up the basket, Bennett likes to hunt for ripest crop and I love the look on his face when he knows he found a good one to add to the pile.
After we finished in the orchards, we took the farm’s train to a large play area where the kids had fun running around and petting the baby goats. It was a beautiful day and I can’t help but think our family makes our best memories in the Fall.