Guess who turned 9 last week? Guess who requested key lime pie for her birthday treat?
You only turn 9 once, so if the birthday girl wants key lime pies, then consider it done. The recipe is in The Martha Stewart Cookbook, and it is delicious.
I schlepped all the pies and whipped cream, plates, forks, wet wipes into her room at school about 15 minutes before dismissal. Bunny’s teacher had a couple of things left to do, so I set up the pies in the back while the kids tried their best to pay attention.
I don’t get to go to her class often, and am glad to have been able to fill her order and give Bunny what she wanted.
Later that day/evening, we had our little family celebration at home. Birthday girl chose Chinese for dinner, something we had not had since the summer before, so it was a real treat for us all. Paul is very sensitive to Chinese food, so we try to avoid it, but sometimes, you just gotta indulge. :)
Speaking of “indulge,” how ya like that portion of cake Daddy served to Bunny? Her final culinary request was chocolate mocha cake. I had spent so many hours making pies, the cake was almost an afterthought to us all. (Bunny likes pie much more than cake, truth be told.)
Daddy’s cake portions were equally generous with everyone. I think the kids will want him to slice cakes from now on. :)
After cake, it was time for the main attraction: presents! Bunny was delighted with everything, and her loved ones showered her with gifts.
Breyer horses have been free range in her room for a few months now, but no longer!
Grandpa Alan sent a box chock full of treats, from a Happy Potter box set, to…
cold hard Bunny Money…
…to this. (She’ll grow into it.) :)
Grandma & Gramps set up Bun’s American Girl Doll with her own horse, which Bunny named Shelby. Kit (the doll) also got a pet dog, Grace. Earlier in the day Bunny just had to open a couple of presents, she was going present crazy… so she opened one from her Aunt, an adorable Webkinz pomeranian, she immediately named Princess. Carter and Cole also gave her a joint gift: another webkinz—a deer named Bambi. Bunny has a menagerie of Webkinz, and loves them all.
Bunny says she had a great birthday, and I hope so. She’s getting so big, it’s hard to believe she ever was a tiny infant, swaddled tightly in our arms. She still gets her snuggle time, but she barely fits in my lap. It’s incredible to think in 3-4 years she could well be taller than me. (Not a huge feat, but still!)
Happy Birthday Bunny, we love you very much!