September 14, 2008

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

Our week with apples!

We started off with a visit to the Apple Orchard with some friends. At this orchard, they feed all the kids an apple fritter and some fresh cider. I think this is the first time ever I've let Jacob eat something where I didn't know the ingredients. He's been doing better with reactions lately, so I thought I'd give it a try. He wasn't too keen on the fritter, so he just had a few bites and seemed to do just fine. I also let him have a piece of taffy where I knew corn syrup was the first ingredient. He did notice that he was having the same thing as everyone else and was very happy about that.

Mattie LOVES these two little friends!


We spent a day painting at home which of course was a hit. Jacob used the apples to make apple prints. Mattie used the apples to paint her hands. Go figure!

And Jacob wanted to make his own apple tree as well.


Our Taste Test

This was part of dinner one night. I'd never heard of some of these varieties, but we enjoyed them all!


And of course, you can't do this unit without making apple pie! (Why did I assume apple pie was hard??) Ours was delicious, though Jacob wasn't much of a fan. He said, "Um, Mom? This isn't as good as I thought it was going to be." Oh well, more for us!

This was our first week back to organized unit studies after a crazy summer of unschooling like units. It was good to be organized again (though I have no idea what we're starting tomorrow!) and have something to show for our learning.


I realized I stopped before I added our applesauce pictures!

I've never made applesauce before, so we went to Grandmama's and she helped us out.

It was very yummy!


Linda said...

That sounds like a fun unit! and yummy too! Wish I could have a slice!

The honey crisp is a new variety around here as well, and it became a new favorite last year.

I'm glad you're back on your schooling 'cause that usually means more blogs!

LY Gramma L

Leslie said...

What a lot of fun y'all had with this unit! Makes me want to go to an apple orchard. I wish that there was one close to us! Loved your pictures - you have a great eye for photos. (Helps to have really cute subjects too, doesn't it?!)