Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Children of the Apples

Let's be honest, even though this is my daughter and she is pretty adorable, is this not a "Children of the Corn" look she is giving me?  Then again, the glare may have been designed to scare off the other pickers from the tasty Gala apples in the orchard.


Eliza has perfected the art of animal feeding and we only suffered the loss of some grain when we were attacked by the psychotic Emu. The goats however, were pretty happy to see us:


The alpacas were in a good mood (thanks to the food) and thankfully did not spit at us as they tend to do when annoyed incessantly by small children and large adults:


We found the actual Three Little Pigs and are pleased to report that all three houses were standing tall and there were no wolves in sight (note to the crafty people out there, it is amazing what you can do with an old dog house!):


Eliza was accompanied on her apple picking trip by a few of her "men."  They were all very compliant to her demands, orders and instructions but she did let Otto have some alone time "driving" the old tractor:


Eliza did take command of the life-size toy tractor and, like her grandfather, was quite the driver, although I didn't have the heart to tell her she was driving on the wrong side of the road:




The tractor ride dramatically improved when J joined Eliza and provided the appropriate tractor sound effects:


Otto and Eliza were pretty excited to carry the empty half bushel bags, but not so much when they were "heavy" ("heavy" meaning one apple in each bag):



And no trip to a farm in the fall is complete without a good maze to run through.  Eliza and B had a delightful time running through the maze and taking turns "winning" even though they are both winners:


6 comments:

Barb said...

She really is truly beautiful. And my favorite line... "They were all very compliant to her demands." I love it!

Sarah said...

You should Picnik or Photoshop the hair white in the first picture and then use it as your Halloween header. I of course will be happy to send you corn field pictures that you could photoshop her into. That might weird people out, though. Oh well.

Laraf123 said...

Apple Harvest: One of the best things about Autumn. So glad Eliza had a fun day!

BusyLizzyMom said...

This is one of my favorite times of the year. Apple picking is a tradition we have done since Elizabeth was a baby.
You are a fan of Gymboree I notice, Elizabeth has many similar outfits.
Eliza keep those boys in line.

Anonymous said...

Did you have cider? Man, I miss cider - you know the unpasterized stuff you used to get right off of the press. (They probably don't let you do that anymore, sigh).
-Mal

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Sadly Mal, the days of the fresh pressed apple cider are over. Unless of course you find some renegade orchard that ignores the FDA :)