These days, my son Evan’s birthday always starts out with a pile of apples. We are not cake people in this family. All of us prefer a pie to a cake and Evan’s favorite pie is apple.
Evan was born on October 4. This is the right time of the year in New England if you like apple pie since right now there is a glut of apples here. So I make him a birthday pie each year to celebrate. Here is his finished product for this year.
We had to have our celebration a little early because of scheduling conflicts. It occurs to me that as the kids get older, those conflicts will happen more and more often. So I am very happy to have this time together. We got him a couple of presents, of course. I am a big believer in reusing paper for wrapping. After all, it’s what’s inside that counts. The one on the bottom was very creatively wrapped by my daughter Carrie.
Evan is in graduate school at Syracuse University. So off we went. And he was glad to see us. We were glad to see him. Happy birthday, Ev!!