17 Months, 2 Weeks
I think we may have actually banked some pictures this weekend. Saturday involved preparation for dinner party for 9 which featured JT's delicious Italian efforts (meatball dumpling soup, pork loin stuffed with some kind of sauteed pork, butternut squash risotto and broiled asparagus!) We had a nice time catching up with good friends, and we signed on two additional participants in our apple-picking expedition, which we had planned for today.
Unseasonably warm weather made it a great day to pick apples, but also a great day to be taking advantage of this Indian Summer we're having. It's supposed to be 80 degrees tomorrow, which is a little crazy, but we're trying to enjoy all the warmth while we've still got it.
Henry warmed up to the apple-picking and pretty quickly figured out that the real fun of apple-picking is tasting your wares. He just bit right into the apple and proceeded to have a little snack. We also got to pick out pumpkins, mums, and apple cider donuts. We bookended our day of touring the Chicago suburbs by heading S. to some really far suburb to pick up a meat-grinder and sausage stuffer that JT bought off of cragislist. It's quite dangerous to have both of us combing the craigslist ads. At least we're bargain shopping right?