Today, the simple joy of picking apples from our apple tree in the backyard, lightened my heart. Simplicity is beautiful. There was no fee, no getting dressed in special picture taking clothes, no making sure we had the diaper bag packed, no packing a fancy lunch...just picking and singing. Isaac, the monkey of the family, did an awesome job at pulling the apples from the top branches. He got so much pleasure out trying to land them in the basket of the apple picker. Gracie, she thought it was magical that it was "naining appos". (Raining apples in case you don't speak Gracie.) Abbie, she wasn't feeling so hot, but loved sitting under the tree and looked after little Gracie Lou so she wouldn't eat the "ucky" ones.
I suppose that an apple is good for the heart. in more ways than one!