Tuesday, August 24, 2010

back-to-school = apple season

Can it really and truly be the end of August?  Is it really back-to-school time already?!

Sigh...I checked my calendar this morning and realized that preschool orientation for my son is next week!  My baby - going to school!!  Gasp!  Moms out there, help me through this!! I'm trying to be so brave for him (I know he'll love it!) but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't extremely a little nervous!

I should've known it was near - something in the air has changed...the evenings are just a bit chilly...the sky a little more clear.  We've been savoring every last moment of the season, enjoying nightly backyard campfires, toasting marshmallows, making s'mores and stargazing.

It's time to pull out the early fall decor ~ and dig out the recipe books for all of the apple-y delicious recipes!  For what more quintessentially represents back-to-school time and early fall than the apple!

Think I'll bake up an apple pie this week, and try my best to enjoy these last days of summer, and face September as bravely as my little guy :)


  1. Judy, oooooo, you know I love, love, love this post. The apples are making me weak in the knees. You have inspired me to make an apple buckle this week. Ron thanks you!!!! Ha.

    Andrew will be fine and YOU will be too. Enjoy being a bit nervous...that is part of life. It means you are alive!

    I am jealous of your cool weather. It is coming for us....just a bit slower. Come on!!!

    I LOVE this post!! :-)

    Barb ♥

  2. School already!!!!??? Oh my. I'll be thinking about you friend.

    We are in the thick of packing up our Andrew.....and he will be heading off to college this Saturday! BOO!!!!

  3. I love Summer, and it has gone so fast. But, I love Fall too. Thanks for the reminder of good things to come.

  4. ahhhhhh... i want cool breeze at night:)instead i got mug! ughhh!:) smores sound good...i keeep saying we're going to make them....i need to get some marshmallows:) hey i can put apples in my new buckets....bob for apples!

  5. Apple Pie is my all time favourite (with a smidge of cream and LOTS of ice cream!) But then, a crispy apple straight off the tree is a treat as well.

    I stopped by 'cos I'm looking for amazing cubby houses to inspire me (yours' is the best ever!!) and I've been mosying around your blog having a lovely time. What a nice place to be. x

  6. I hear your "gasp" and raise you a "gulp"...lol My eldest is starting Kindergarten and my youngest preschool..where does the time go? Stopping by from SITS, wonderful to meet you :)

  7. This is an exciting time for him! <3 You have done so many fun and charming things this summer. Also, if you wanted to toss around birthday party ideas, send me an email: cnlisa@hotmail.com :)

  8. Oh Judy, it has just come quickly because you have been trying to get better!! Hope you are feeling much better by now. The nights have been cooler here too. I do love it though!! ;0)

  9. Oooh...apples! I am planning on making apple butter in our big kettle outside this year. I cannot wait.


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