Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sky Top

This past Saturday we made our third annual trip to Sky Top Orchard. It is one of my absolute favorite things to do in the fall. 
This little girl is pretty fond of our trips there as well.
This year was extra special because Kyle and Hunter were able to join us.
But also a little sad because Trenholm couldn't make the trip. No worries. Owens pretended she was there.

We started our day bright and early and stopped half way to Sky Top for a quick breakfast. Breakfast in any establishment with six adults and two toddlers always proves to be interesting. After a few jelly biscuits and hashbrowns we were on our way. One of the first things we did once we arrived, other than stop at the porta-potties, was have our picture taken. We've done this for the past three years and it's so much fun to look back and compare, or even laugh at what you used to look like. 
Of course we walked and walked and walked some more. We stopped to see the animals. 
We played on the swings while my daddy and Travis waited in line for almost an hour to get doughnuts.
These doughnuts. Apple and pumpkin. Pure heaven.
After a picnic lunch that consisted of Mathias chicken salad sandwiches and tomato, basil, feta pasta from the Gourmet Shop, we ventured into the orchard to pick apples.
Our first apple - an Arkansas Black apple. Sour and tough, but good.
While I thoroughly enjoy the swings and slides and hayride and picnic lunch, my most favorite part of each of our trips has become our time in the orchard. We usually go to the very end of the orchard where the Pink Ladies are, which Owens swears is on the Tennessee line, and we just sit. We laugh, we talk, we listen, we watch, we laugh some more and we just have fun.
And occasionally Owens poses. Nothing new.
Looking at the picture of everyone walking down the mountain just makes me laugh out loud. Kyle was complaining about pushing the stroller. Hunter wanted my mom. My mom was barefoot because her shoes were hurting her feet. Owens wanted to know how much further. Morgan Kate wanted Trav to go faster. It was chaos, but I loved every minute of it. My belly hurt from laughing so hard.
We did lots of laughing while in the orchard so I can't be 100% sure of what was so funny, but I am willing to bet that it was either - 1.) seeing Hunter roll down the hill a little or 2.) MK having a huge blow out once we finally did come to a stop.
It was such a beautiful day and the weather and scenery really lent itself to beautiful pictures.
Owens once again remembering Trenholm.
Kyle was quite the Baby Whisperer.
Morgan Kate ran and ran and ran some more. She picked apples and ate apples and even tossed a few apples, which is so totally against the rules. Thanks, Daddy.
This picture also makes me laugh out loud because Travis swore he was not carrying any apples back up the mountain. Instead, he was going to just buy some in the little store. Ha. The things he does for the women in his life.
It was just an overall fun, family day and I am already looking forward to next year. I jump at any chance to spend time with the people I love.


Melissa and Sam said...

Love this post and the pictures. I'm laughing because of all the fun you all had. Owens posing and his posing with Trenholm are absolutley hilarious! So glad you went. Thanks for sharing how much fun Sky Top is! We went because you recommended it! Thanks for sharing!
Love you!

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

What a beautiful day! That looks like a great place!

Anonymous said...

I was laughing out loud as I read this post. Your words are perfect...we feel like we were there with y'all! Sounds like a great time!

Miss you!