December 11, 2012

a is for apple

the apple doesn't fall far from the least that's true for me.

for my 29th birthday last year, my mom made a HUGE deal about it....because she thought it was my 30th. she wanted to drive 6 hours to take me out for a special dinner. she hasn't taken me out for a birthday dinner since my 18th birthday.  she always gets me really great presents, but last year the presents were extra great. i was 4 months pregnant with mclain and she sent my baby book along with all my birthday presents and a card that shouted "30!".  i didn't have the heart to tell her it was only my 29th. and to be honest, i didn't understand how she got confused?  my baby book said was 2011. my mom is a smart lady. she can do simple math.

this past friday was my little brother's 16th birthday! i bought him a card that said so. i blogged about him and his special day. every birthday is special. but 16, just like 30, is one of the monumental birthdays. you can easily find a card at the store that says, Happy 16th! Happy 18th!, Happy 21st!, Happy 30th!, Happy 40th! What you can't find is a Happy 29th! or Happy 17th! i knew that he was born in '95. i knew that i was 13 when he was born.  i knew he was a junior in high school.  so why did i think he was turning 16?! i can do simple math. at least i think i can. i guess this apple isn't as ripe as i thought.

and since we're on the topic of apples...i thought i'd share my homemade apple sauce. most of you know i like to make mclain's food. i found a recipe recently (i don't remember where i found it), it's very simple, a little time consuming but he loves it and that makes it all worth it!

i started out with 3 large red delicious apples but only used 2 because mc was getting restless. peeling and coring the apple is the time consuming part, which is why in this recipe we're only using 2 apples.
*peel, core, and slice apples*
*fill microwavable bowl with apples and water. microwave for 3 minutes or until soft*
*drain most of the water. add apples to blender with a dash or 2 of cinnamon and sugar. blend.*
*once blended. let it cool and enjoy!*
hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, m, t, b, b, m, n, b, bc and t 


  1. I didn't know that you were a fan of making your own baby food. I have another friend who swear by it and is considering going into business because she loves it so much! I'll have to keep both of you in mind whenever this time comes for me!

    1. I am a huge fan of making my own! I bet you'll be the same way! I loved that about our old lunch crew....we would all make new stuff and share. good times.