Monday, November 18, 2019

Apple Hill

The whole family took a drive to Apple Hill this weekend.  Jess thought it would be a nice place to get together for Francesca's second birthday.  Almost everyone that lives in northern California knows about Apple Hill.  It's the largest Apple Farm of Placerville.  It has everything apple - apple pie, apple cider, caramel apples, and apple doughnuts. 
We used to go here when the kids were little, so they have wonderful memories.  There's a fishing pond with ducks, and Nel vividly remembers running down the hill that leads to the pond when she was a toddler.

Jess set up a nice picnic table there with food and drinks.
Francesca's other grandma made the cake, a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting.  She makes the most delicious and moist cakes, and when I took a bite, I said one thing, "magic."
The cousins were both wearing their red plaid, which wasn't planned.
I loved Mia's mountain boots.  ; )
We walked through the craft shops, and Nel came across the biggest apple.
Nel and Jess sitting next to granny.
And it's my turn.

When we were browsing through the shops, we noticed a sign that really got to me.  This song reminds me of my Dad, and the last time we were all together walking through a craft fair, we heard the same song.
Francesca was tuckered out at the end of the day.
Thank you, Jess, for planning such a nice get together
with the family.
~and I think to myself,
what a wonderful world.


Laurel Wood said...

Hi Sheri, What a wonderful time shared together! I love the pictures. How fun to now be enjoying your granddaughters at the place where you have sweet memories of your own girls. The cake is a masterpiece! That is a beautiful sign and yes, it is a beautiful world. Have a blessed week. xo

fiona said...

How Lovely Sheri 🌼

CiNdEe said...

What a beautiful time and place to enjoy. Happy Birthday Francesca! The cake looks so yummy. I am glad you were able to all go and have a great time. I have never been to Apple Hill but several people I know go every year. I heard on news power is going to shut off this week again. )-:

Debbie Nolan said...

This looks like a wonderful spot to celebrate a birthday. Wishing Francesca a Happy Birthday late. The apple donuts I am sure are delicious. Thanks for sharing this lovely celebration. Hugs!

Teresa said...

A person blinks and when you know you have two lovely beyond words and beautiful beyond what should ne legal ;) grandchildren.
I see life keep smiling back to you and it's so good to see.
You all look great so happiness suits <3
Be Well Dear Friend.

Pilar said...

What a wonderful place to celebrate Francesca's 2nd birthday! Everyone looks like they had a great time! Beautiful photos!

Karen said...

I'm so glad you all had a wonderful day. The girls are so adorable. Happy birthday Francesca!

It's me said...

It is good to see you with your daughters and happy week love Ria 💕💕💕

Louca por porcelana said...

What a wonderful post...Enchanting pictures of precious time!Made my day!Such happiness,dear Sheri!

Chatty Crone said...

My first cousin and his wife have lived in Placerville for years. That is funny. So Francesca was the little one born in GA right? Her mom a blonde now - I am trying to catch up with things in my head. lol That cake was so gorgeous - she does beautiful work. That cheese and fruit cake was so beautiful too!
You do have a wonderful life! That is cool.
Love, sandie

Susie said...

Sheri, what a beautiful family you have. I love that song too. Funny how music can take us back in time. I am so glad you had that wonderful time with your family. Blessings to all, love you sweetheart, xoxo, Susie

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Yes, it is a wonderful world! I love the setting for your granddaughter's birthday. Your two grands look so cute in their plaid! I love the photo of your daughters, Sheri. Such pretty girls! And the one with you and granny is darling! What a great day for your family. ♥

NanaDiana said...

Sheri-What precious, precious pictures. Those kids are just gorgeous and so are you and your daughters. I am so glad that the cousins can get together and play and 'know'each other. So special!
Have a wonderful week, Sheri. xo Diana

Billie Jo said...

Oh my goodness!
What a super sweet little birthday girl!
And what a lovely day and place for a party!
I loved seeing you too, my friend!
Have a cozy week!


what a wonderful world indeed. a perfect birthday celebration. those cuties are growing up fast. enjoy each day.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU are a good writer. You have developed such a talent within you over the years of blogging my friend, and your inspiration is your beautiful family.

What a memorable day. I can feel it through your photos and musings. Enjoy every bite of life dearest Sheri!

Patricia said...

What a beautiful birthday celebration Sheri. The little girls look so gorgeous in the red plaid, a happy coincidence. I love the apple theme too, and the apple donuts, yum. Gorgeous birthday cake with Autumn leaves, all seasonal and so pretty. Happy days. x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Special days like that make memories you'll have forever! Looks like such beautiful weather and a pretty place to spend time. The cake is just gorgeous! And the little ones are so sweet! Happy times! You're making memories! Hugs!

Wild Oak Designs said...

Oh! Apple Hill! We used to live in Placerville! Of course, Apple Hill is really in Camino, up the road. But it is a lovely was sad we had to move, some 37 years ago....we live in So. Calif now....
We still miss Apple Hill....there are places where we can do the same kinda thing...but it isn't quite the same. Looks like you had a grand time.
(was Wild Oak Designs....)

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely post!

Rose said...

Isn't it funny how songs are so powerful...they take you instantly to another place and time.

The girls are adorable...both the granddaughter and your daughters. That seems like such a nice place to visit. the cake is almost too pretty to eat.

Marilyn Miller said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate. Love their matching red plaids. The cake is indeed lovely. I have heard of this place by many family members that live in the Sacramento area. Many family traditions for visiting there. How fun to also have a picnic there too. Just lovely!

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful Sheri, what a lovely way to celebrate. I love the cake, very creative indeed.
Love, Carla

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful, happy way to celebrate. It looks like loads of fun and that all had a terrific time. Your daughters are so pretty and of course the littles are adorable. Cider and donuts sounds good today!

The Exclusive Beauty Diary said...

Such a beautiful place for celebrating birthday. Thank you for sharing.

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Sandra said...

Happy birthday Francesca! What a wonderful way to celebrate. Beautiful pictures. The cake is beautiful and very creative. Happy week. Hugs Sheri.

baili said...

Oh dear Sheri so true WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD :)))

filled with precious relationships and faces of loved ones :)

most precious harvest of the life seems a beautiful family isn't it :)

thank you Jess for planning birthday in such a lovely park and thank you Sheri for sharing your joys of life with us :)

these images just transformed my day to pure DELIGHT believe me :)
Happy Birthday to Francesca :) how fast the time flies by ,can you imagine :) she looks so happy while exploring the park ,Mia is such a wise looking little lady :)
your both daughters are GIFT :) pretty and graceful just like their beautiful mother :)
wishing more joys of life each step my dear friend!

Pam said...

Oh my...those girls are growing and growing. I love that cake. TOO CUTE. But then again so are those girls. Looks like you all had a great day. Love it.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Hello Dearest Sheri,
So nice to see you and your lovely family. I feel the very essence of your joy in your writing and I certainly am able to relate as a fellow grandmother! Aren't we some of the most blessed ladies on this planet.
Your granddaughters are so adorable! I keep thinking what a neat blessing this is that they were born close together.
Goodness, your weather just looks so pretty, mild and very enjoyable.
Happy Birthday to Francesca and hugs to Mia! They are both such little beauties.

Mellie said...

Great pictures. I love that giant apple!