Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Black and White Wednesday - "Milana's First Apple Picking"

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One of the great things about being a parent is all the "firsts".
And even though we're adoptive parents and missed a few of the really big moments like birth and first step and first word, I am very grateful that we get to enjoy so many other firsts.

Last week Milana's little school had a field trip to an apple orchard and I got to tag along.

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And watch Miss Wild Thang take in all the sights and smells and tastes.
I tried to capture of few of those moments when she wasn't darting off or tripping over the fallen apples. We did manage to fill our two bags.

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It's black and white Wednesday....
the long road make sure to visit Lisa's site for all the picture fun.

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Milana is changing so fast we can hardly keep up. (And...ummm....somebody tell her mother to cut those bangs, will ya?)

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She is such a happy, interested little thing, just dying to grab hold of life (and anything else she can grab) and really take a ride!

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And we, of course, are her happy drivers, just trying to keep our balance!

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Happy Apple Picking!!!


Erika B said...

Beautiful shots! I really love the last one of her taking that big bite. I agree that the little ones change so quickly it's hard to keep up.

Erika B

Love Letters To China said...

She is so adorable! How do you control yourself? I think I would starting eating on her instead of the apples! Love the pictures of you and Milana. I don't get very many of those types of pics. I'm always the one behind the camera. I really need to work on that one.

Happy Wednesday Wanda!


justine said...

she is so sweet, love your shots

a Tonggu Momma said...

This is so, so true... the firsts we experience are such more numerous than the ones we miss. And those few we miss? They remind us to cherish and savor the ones we have - like apple picking!

Buckeroomama said...

You really gotta love a little girl who just savors each experience. :)

She is growing up fast, Wanda... and such a cutie! :)

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

great shots! i love this time of picking,pumpkin patches, cool fall nights by the fire pit...
she's a beautiful gal

Kayce said...

I love all the firsts we get to be a part of once our children are in our arms. Beautiful pictures Wanda! Happy Wednesday!

Gail said...

LOVE the one of the 2 of you together! 2 beautiful ladies. :)

Well you have a miss Wild Thang and I have a mr. Wild Thang as in William. His class had a field trip to an apple orchard last Friday that I went on and he was all over the place. He's an apple lover.

Lovely shots my friend. Hope you're having an awesome week!


Daisy Dreams said...

Fun! The only apple orchard here that sells apples already has them picked and bagged, so you arrive at the orchard and pick your bag!!!!! LOL I'm sure picking them from trees is a lot more fun :)

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Love all these apple orchard posts...wish we had them around here!! Awesome captures again!! Never cease to amaze me ;)

7th heaven: 4Chinadolls 1gentleboy said...

What beautiful truly captured the moment in print:)

Lisa said...

Oh, I just love the one of the 2 of you together best of all!!(beautiful!!) But they are all wonderful ~ what a sweet day for so many reasons!!


I can't wait to go Apple picking too this year!!

M3 said...

Ah, what fun! And I love that you're in one of the shots. I keep saying I'm going to get in front of the camera more, and then, well, um... Maybe this week! :-)

Humble Bee said...

Good for you to get yourself in the shot. That always seems to be the hardest thing to do. I should make that a goal for October. Makes me so happy to see children out at the orchard, picking apples and getting fresh air and rosy cheeks - even if they aren't mine.

JinXiu said...

It looks like you had such a great time

the girls are growing up so beautifully

love the picture of the tw of you

Anonymous said...

Love these pics!! Your girls are just so cute and their personalities just shine through in your photos! BTW - I'm loving little M's bangs! All the "cool kids" are sporting that look ;o)

Pix-Ology said...

Yay, for apple picking! It better not rain this weekend, I want to go so bad! Great pictures

Marla said...

Oh I love her sweet precious face!! What a fun day, I'm sure she was thrilled to spend it with her sweet momma! And I kinda like the long bangs. :)

Mama Hen said...

Wanda that mommy daughter picture is beautiful! Another one to frame. You missed a couple of firsts, but have a lifetime of firsts and all the amazing stuff in between! You are such a super mom! These pictures are beautiful! I have to take my daughter apple picking this weekend and make some pie! Just what my butt needs! Ha! :) Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Leanne said...

Really love the photos (you have such an amazing eye ... they are really stunning pics, and your daughters are absolutely beautiful!!) And thanks for your lovely words on my blog today!!! I SO appreciate your visit!

Terri said...

What a fun day you had! What sweet pictures of little Milana! What a gorgeous little girl she is!

Also love the picture of the both of you! What great glasses your wearing! =)

Have a fabulous weekend!

Briana's Mom said...

LOVE these photos! What a wonderful day you had! Beautiful, just beautiful.

Our family said...

Oh Wanda, I don't know which is more delicious, the apples or your little apple cheeky Milana! SO adorable!!!

Yes, aren't we blessed to experience these firsts?


Mackenzie said...

Beautiful! How much fun you all must have had picking apples! So cool!

Julie said...

So much fun!! Your Black and whites are so vivid!! I love them!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a super FUN DAY! It looks like she thoroughly enjoyed that first apple! What a cutie:)

Love the photo of the two of you together! Always love it when you step out from behind the lens my friend~



Mama Hen said...

Hey Wanda these pictures are just so beautiful! I hope you frame the one with you in it. Yes we did buy all of those pumpkins! We really had fun. I hope you are doing well my friend! Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Dita said...

OK, love every one of these with this Baby who isn't a baby anymore traipsing through the orchard discovering it all....but the one with the two of you is one of my all time favorites!

Look how happy she is in her mama's arms....priceless!