the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...at 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 1982....it 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