Pies and Baby

Today I am gathering up some stories that feature “B words,” as part of my Springtime Scheme.

Over the last week and more people have been feting my birthday. It started with a Peter Rabbit Garden apronP1030836 that arrived in the mail from friend Gabriella. I already washed it so the picture shows it a little wrinkly. The birds and bees and vegetables go with the theme of my new garden space, and I’ve even been wearing an apron more often again – especially last weekend, as I will tell you about with a different letter of the alphabet.

Soldier and Joy came with the boys and she had made me a vegan coconut cream pie with coconut crust — I know, it sounds incredible, and it was — and then on my birthday itself Kit baked a blackberry pie for me. I was telling Pearl about it on the phone while the pie was in the oven, and I couldn’t stop giggling over the topsy-turvy charm of that particular gift: After 40+ years of me baking a blackberry pie every July for my husband’s birthday, even when I had to do it over a campfire, on my first birthday without him someone is baking the same for me. Life is strange and wonderful.

gl birthday berry pie 3-16

The sweetest thing that belongs to this post is not exactly edible and doesn’t live in the garden. Baby Jamie turns a year old this month; he was the boy I wrote about last year, who was born the day after his grandpa’s funeral. We had a slightly early birthday party for him while their whole family was down remembering his grandpa with me.

Jamie first birthday March 2016

He had the traditional first-birthday-brownie baked by cousin Maggie. And he also had his first chance at enjoying Grandma’s playhouse. Then, too soon, we had to say, “Bye-bye!”

gl Jamie 3-16 playhouse IMG_1884

6 thoughts on “Pies and Baby

  1. What a beautiful little boy! Eloise Wilkin would have loved to have him for a model with his baby cheeks and wondering eyes! And what a blessing of pies you are having….

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  2. How wonderful, so much kindness in your life. It is encouraging to see. What a lot of blessings. I know it must be hard to miss your husband. I gain such hope from your blog and in seeing how God is sustaining you through it all. I am so glad. HUGS and you are still on our prayer list.

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  3. I enjoyed your “B” today. Lots of wonderful things. I am so glad all of your blessings came home to celebrate your birthday with you. How sweet that birthday cake was for the baby this year. Your new house is wonderful in your garden. You are a good soldier.

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  4. Happy *b*elated *b*irthday! May the coming year be filled with every good thing!

    What an adorable little one. He reminds me of Hummel figurines. Just precious!

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