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.