On the south side of town, there sits a little red barn with white trim windows, an old black lab basking in the sun, and the smell of apples all around. This is Adrian Orchards, a place that I have come to my entire life for their truly awesome, in-a-league-of-its-own, fresh apple cider. And now, I get to witness Carter experiencing the fun of the place first hand. This is where we come to weekly for our date day. We usually grab a seat right out front, share an apple, have some cider, and sit there listening to the birds and watching for airplanes...he never lets one go by unnoticed. This past week when we pulled in Carter was just too sweet and said, "Momma, Mmmm", as he got all excited to go in and get his free apple. And that alone was enough reason for me to continue this weekly date day...just the two of us, sitting there enjoying each other and our apples.
Above, Carter is waving for me to come-on-in and see the "doggy", which Carter says the dog says "Arr, Arr". Kind of like "Arf, Arf", without the "f", so more like a pirate!
After Carter picked his seat amongst the mums it took like what seemed forever for him to start eating because he had to point to every single flower and say "mum"...he didn't quite get that the flowering plant as a whole is called a mum. He was pretty certain that I needed to be aware of each and every individual bloom.
Carter, can you share your apple with mommy? And this is what I got! Of course, when I went to take a bite he quickly pulled it back and took a bite himself and laughed hysterically...this is his new favorite game, pretending to share.