What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

A Baked Bunkin

Thanksgiving was grand this year, as usual, and the day was spent with a quiet gratitude tucked away in the heart of this woman for the abundance of the good in my life, not the least of which is my Thanksgiving girl.

She is two and just as fiery as ever. She has the power to infuriate me and melt me, within minutes of one another. She makes me sigh in exhaustion as well as in complete and utter contentment.

I remember when she was just a Bunkin in the oven....

She is, in all ways, dear.

Thanks to my broken oven, I got out of baking TWO birthday cakes in a row! Wonder of wonders! My mom was so kind to bake some cupcakes for her so I didn't fail completely as a mother. (You know how much we L*O*V*E storebought cakes....not)

She got the best birthday dinner ever~ a royal FEAST, and she didn't even have to ask! ;-)

Corynn decided early on she wanted to make something for her. She drew ELABORATE plans for a doll with yarn hair, bells in her feet, and a hat with matching dress. I about died when I saw it. I very sweetly explained how that was NOT feasible for me to help her with and suggested a fleece scarf instead. Simple and doesn't require my oversight. Hallelujah~ I was able to sell her on the idea.

Andrew, then, was at a loss for what he could do for the birthday girl. He made a few birthday cards, but wanted to WRAP something for her. We raided the cupboard and decided on a decorated Marshmellow lollipop. He finished it and lamented that it wasn't HIS birthday.

From us she got a tin tea set and some musical bells.

Her most-est favorit-est gift was Andrews. The one that didn't cost a red cent.


Lana said...

what a pretty birthday girl! in that second picture of her with the scarf (big sis did a good job!) - she looks very much like you i think. I will have to remember to make a marshmallow lollipop come Christmas time, i've got a lil boy who would LOVE that :)

Christine Williams said...

To sweet!!!*sigh*:)

Bonnie said...

Such sweet babies...
WHERE did you find that tea set? It is soooo cute!

Leah said...

I love that her sister and brother MADE something for her. That is just so much more special than anything store-bought.
Happy Birthday Adele.

I know exactly what you mean about the infuriating, melting, sighing business - How is it possible that we can love the most what causes us the most suffering?
But that is just what God does for each of us, His children.

Nanci said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Adele! What a cutie you are! I can hardly believe you are two years old.

Kudo's to Brother & Sis for the wonderful gifts you made. They both look super-colossal GREAT!!!!

Hugs and kisses to all.

Full of Grace said...

Corynn did such a nice job! :) Nice touches, sewing designs on it! Think I will be adding some decorative buttons on the ones I made- thanks for the roundabout idea :)

Andrew's gift looked yummy, no wonder it was her fav ;)

Rebecca said...

Bonnie~ Target, the store that is dangerous for me to be in. ;-)

MamaAnt said...

Happy Birthday little sweet girl.

Those gifts were so thoughtful from her brother and sister!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday Adele! The kids are so sweet I just cant stand it!

jaya pratheesh said...

happy birthday, miss adele-the perfectest baby model!

when i saw that marshmallow lollipop, i was a bit sad that it wasnt MY birthday. wow. your picture makes it look SO good.

Dessi said...

Happy Birthday to a bleswsed little girl!!! I have a question to ask. My 2 year daughter saw the doggie tea set and she keeps saying doggy num-num!! She has a birthday coming in january, si I was wondering where did you get your set from? I looked on Amazon but they did not have a tin set, only porcelain!!! Thank you!!!