One of the things I love most about being back in New York is experiencing actual seasons again. Fall foliage! Beautiful colors! Hot apple cider!

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So, a couple of weeks ago we took the girls for a pumpkin patch/apple picking adventure! I was monitoring the fall foliage with I love NY’s handy report, and when the Hudson Valley was reaching peak we left the city and went up to Lawrence Farms Orchards (they’re closed for the season now, but bookmark it for next year because OMG it was gorgeous).

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We picked many apples, and this place has gardens of peppers, broccoli, grapes, and about 10 other crops that we didn’t get to as well.

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My little sunshine!

After lunch, we carefully considered the (rapidly dwindling) selection of pumpkins, and I basically stood around squeeing at the amazing scenery.

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And of course, hey! This would be a great spot to shoot our Christmas cards! Hey little girls, get in this here wagon! Look happy!


Alas, it was too close to nap time for Baby Bee. She wouldn’t cooperate long enough to take their jackets off, but I did manage to get a couple of shots with smiling faces.

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We are definitely going here again next year. We’ll try to get there a little earlier so we have more time to play (they have a little village for the kids to climb around in, plus a hay maze) and we’ll come prepared to pick our own broccoli because I hear that’s what the kids are into these days.

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