Monday, October 3, 2011

A birthday pie...

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!!


TexWisGirl said...

awww! happy birthday to your son! cute dimple! :)

and that pie looks delicious!!! i'll bring the ice cream!

Debbie said...

ooohhhh where exactly do i begin!! the photo of the apples is amazing but the pie, oh the take fabulous food pictures!!

your son is a lucky handsome guy who looks pretty darn happy. he must have already eaten the pie!!

Kerri said...

I would prefer apple pie too. Hope your son had a great birthday! Awesome shots of the apples and pie. Yum-o!

Tammy said...

The pie looks delicious.
Happy birthday to your son!

Susan said...

Yes, that's definitely an "I've just eaten the pie" look!
Happy Birthday wishes to him.
Love the present wraps too - a great idea.
Cheerio for now :D)

barbara l. hale said...

Thanks to you all! Just a note. If you take your pie a la mode, try to mix it with some sharp cheddar next time. The best! We always have sharp cheddar with our apple pie.

magda said...

My dear friend Barbara
Happy birthday to your son!!
I pray this nice young man good education, health and happiness!
The wonderful apple pie!
With love

karen said...

happy birthday from Lancashire too!!

Daniel Casares Román said...

the first picture is ART!!