Re-Cap: Playdate at Wilson’s Orchard!

244Last week we enjoyed a BEAUTIFUL morning playdate at Wilson’s Apple Orchard.  We have to admit, we were a little worried about a) the heat index being in the triple digits all week long, and b) Kaitlyn being a mere two weeks from her due date!  But, alas, the Iowa City Moms Blog followers proved their loyalty (and their love of playdates!) and we were happy to spend the morning with a group of nearly EIGHTY!

We want to give a BIG thank you to Wilson’s for welcoming our group out to the orchard for such a fun-filled playdate.  Their location is truly beautiful, with rolling hills, giant weeping willow trees, and (of course) rows and rows of delicious apples hanging from the trees! Our guests enjoyed a tractor ride out and around the orchard, an apple-sampling demonstration, and free apple turnovers for everyone!  What a treat!

258As with every ICMB event, we absolutely love to watch all of you local moms meet each other and make new friends, all while enjoying kid-friendly activities at local businesses/locations.  THIS is our goal here at the blog, to connect moms and deepen the sense of community among us.






Thursday’s orchard playdate was definitely deepening the mom community…if you can bounce around on a tractor with a fellow mom, attempting to hold on to flying children and dropped sippy cups, all while sweating profusely and praying that you used enough deodorant, then I think it’s safe to say the two of you can become friends!



255Many of the moms (and especially the kiddos) were walking around sipping on apple cider slushies (perfect on a hot, late-August morning) and dragging full-to-the-brim bags of delicious apples to their mini-vans.  I (Sara) heard talk of some plans to make pies over the holiday weekend, and although it sounded like a great plan to me, I was happy to instead take home a Crumble Top Apple Pie made fresh at Wilson’s!  I was tempted to put it in the oven as soon as I got home on Thursday, but I resisted the temptation and saved it for our family dinner on Saturday afternoon.  My family literally devoured the pie.  The orchard was gracious enough to send me home with a complimentary pie, and we wanted to share that delicious treat with you as well.  That’s right:  Wilson’s has a FREE PIE waiting for one lucky reader of the Iowa City Moms Blog!


240To enter to win this heavenly (seriously!) giveaway, please do one or all of the following, and BE SURE to leave SEPARATE COMMENTS for each entry that you complete!

1.  Comment on this blog post, telling us why you love Wilson’s (or, if you’ve never been there, why you’d love to go and check it out!).

2. “Like” Wilson’s Orchard on Facebook.

3. Re-tweet the following: “@ICMomsBlog is giving away a FREE PIE from @WilsonsOrchard! To enter, click here:

This giveaway will run until 12:00 noon on Wednesday; we will announce the winner around 1pm!  If you missed the playdate, or even for those of you who came, PLEASE be sure to load up the kids and visit Wilson’s this fall!  In addition to apples, they have fields full of pumpkins (already orange!), and an adorable gift shop with some great goodies for all ages!  It’s sure to be a great outing for the family, without the long drive!  We will be back FOR SURE, maybe we will run into you there!

**For more info on Wilson’s Orchard, check out their ad on our side-bar (on the right hand side of your screen).

**Our next Playdate will be a “Popcorn & Paint” at Renee’s Ceramic Café (also featured on our side-bar) on Tuesday, September 24th.  More details to follow.  Hope to see you there!


*I received compensation for this post in the form of a product to review; however, I only recommend products or services that I personally believe in. All opinions are my own.



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  1. I can’t wait for my littles to be able to enjoy the orchard! Any way to be outside and enjoying nature is marked in our books as a must do!

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