after sleeping in a bit this morning and sarah ann taking her spelling test, we loaded up the van and hopped on the interstate towards north carolina for our family field trip friday! sarah ann and reece completed their school work in the car, and carson was happy that i packed him his own little work folder too. we stopped for lunch at jason’s deli in spartanburg! yum! and then finished the trek to sky top apple orchard for our fifth annual visit!
it was an absolutely beautiful afternoon at the orchard! the kids headed straight for the playground to get some of their energy out, and then off to pick apples we went! today we picked macintosh (jeffrey’s favorite), cortland, and golden delicious (the ones that reecey wanted). after being in the sun for a while, we headed back to get some apple slushies and take go on the hay ride! we got to see more areas of the orchard, including seeing the animals and the bamboo. the kids were then ready to head back to the playground, and they even had the whole thing to themselves for a while! it was such a quiet and peaceful afternoon at the orchard! we love going on fridays!
once we were finished at sky top, we went north to pick up granny and take her to dinner. we decided to visit downtown hendersonville and eat dinner at mezzaluna, a delicious brick oven pizza and italian restaurant! the evening was beautiful, so we decided to stroll around town a bit before heading back to ardenwoods. granny treated us to some ice cream when we got back to her house, and then we put on our pajamas for the trip back to columbia!
the boys crashed on the way home, while our little night owl princess hung in for the whole ride home. it was a sweet and calm ride home after a full day and thankful hearts for a wonderful family field trip friday! and now it’s time for jeffrey and i to crash too! goodnight!