Thursday, May 13, 2010

Susannah Makes A Strawberry Pie

Susannah asked me if she could do a guest post about making a pie for her Daddy. I'm a pushover and said yes :) Take it away, Susannah!!

Hi, I'm Susannah. I can't type very well so I'm gonna mostly use pictures to tell you about what I did this evening.

I heard Daddy tell Mama the other evening that he wanted a Strawberry Pie. So I got an idea... Why couldn't I make one for him? He's really special to me and I wanted to do something special for him. I can't talk big people words, so this is how I got Mama to figure out what I wanted to do. I got out the rolling pin. Everyone knows that a rolling pin means pie dough, right?

"Mama, I have an idea...
I love my Daddy so much, I want to make a pie for him.

You said "yes!!" Now I'm really, really excited! Will you help me?

Oh, what kind do I want to make? Why, Strawberry, of course!!"
First we mixed up the pie dough.
Then we made the crust. Now, making a nice pie crust takes the perfect touch.

All the pie dough making made me sleepy. Plus the next couple steps of making the pie involved the hot oven, boiling stuff for the filling, and a sharp knife - Mama told me I wasn't big enough to help with those yet. So I went and took a nap and let her do those things. When I woke up we finished the pie.

Whipped cream is yummy! Mama asked me if I wanted to lick the beaters, and I was so surprised that I said "I can?!?!" (Yes, I really did say that. Daddy heard me, too! At least, the noise I made sounded like "I can?!?!")
When the pie was all done it was time to give it to Daddy. First I gave him a big hug and told him how much I love him. Which is a LOT.

Then I couldn't keep the secret any longer and told him that I'd made a Strawberry Pie for him :) He was really happy.

And here we are with the pie.


Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness! This is so original! This is the best blog post EVER! I loved it so much. Susannah's facial expressions were perfect for each step of the pie making. You are a wonderful, creative mommy! What a treat to help your daughter make a pie (even if it was mainly in bloggyland that she made it!).

P.S. You've got to print this out and put it in her baby book, album, baby box, or something. She'll need to use this when she's a teenager, getting married, or something!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

This is beautiful. She is learning to cook at such a young age! Thanks for sharing! Such a wonderful time, and wonderful memories.

Cate said... [Reply to comment]

So cute!

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

What a fun post! Loved it!

Maria D. @ DownrightDomesticity said... [Reply to comment]

"Now, making a nice pie crust takes the perfect touch."

Susannah's little fingers in this shot are so PERFECT for the caption! Love it!

April said... [Reply to comment]

Ohhh This is adorable! What a cute blog! :)

Missy said... [Reply to comment]

Oh this is so precious!!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

This is great, Miriam! So cute and creative. :)

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

Wowsers!!!! Great did you get it all done just right?