Today we went apple picking, even though the sky was gray and ominous. Once we got to the farm, about an hour from NYC, the sun peeked out and things warmed up a bit. It was a field trip Z's class was taking, with one parent per child. We all plucked apples from the trees and munched on them. Then we took a hayride to a pumpkin patch, had a picnic lunch, let the kids run around a bit, and headed back home.