We have apples coming out our ears now. So, I spent a good part of my day doing something with them. My dad came over to keep the girls company while I got into my apple peeling, coring, slicing groove. I made two apple pies, dehydrated apples with cinnamon, and made apple butter. It was a productive day and I always love to make use of our farm products. I started making apple pies in high school. Cam says it's one of the reasons he married me. =) I usually add some little doo dad on top for decoration. Last weekend I made one to share with our music buddies who came over for rehearsal, and I put a musical note on top. Today, Lila requested a chicken on top. So, there you go.
On another note, Lila will start Ballet Lessons tonight. We went last night to meet the teacher and kind of get her used to the building, etc. Her history of surgeries can really make her anxious about new situations- she's always a little afraid they're going to catheterize her or something worse. But, Miss Hawley came out to meet her last night ooooozing sweetness. She acted like she had known Lila for years and immediately snuggled her like a beloved family member. Lila went for it hook, line, and sinker and very happily joined Miss Hawley for the class that was happening last night. She will also, unexpectedly, be taking tap lessons, just. like. NANA! So exciting. =)