Written by Diana of Spain in Iowa.
The temperatures are dropping and school has officially started. This is my first time as a parent with a child at school and I have to admit, the first couple of weeks I was heartbroken. I missed my little guy during the days and what made it worse, he was having a rough time being away as well.
Now that he’s adjusted and quite happy to be in kindergarten, I’ve been on the upswing. I have found myself with more time on my hands and, in this season, there is nothing more relaxing than baking an apple pie.
All photos by Diana Bauman
With my 3 year old at home, we’ve been able to turn up the music, dance and bake. There’s so much freedom and peace in listening to good music and playing in the kitchen.
What’s even more rewarding is that the older boys are happy to see what you’ve created after a long day of school and work. I’m starting to enjoy these school days and the season in which I have found myself.
So, with fresh local apples at every farmers’ market (or your neighbor’s tree) let’s have some fun. Let’s bake an apple pie!