Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sometimes Teenagers Surprise Me...

Yesterday was the 8-year-old's birthday, and thus she is now to be known as the 9-year-old girl. Many in our small town remembered her birthday, which, as you may remember from THIS post, is not surprising.

What is surprising is what the 15-year-old girl did for her. And I'm not trying to be rude, because the 15-year-old girl often performs acts of service for her siblings, but this time she really went above and beyond.

First, she made THIS triple berry pie for one of our Family Home Evening treats to which we invited family over to celebrate the 9-year-old girl's birthday....

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Okay, I don't even know how to do a lattice crust, even after watching her. And don't you worry, I'll post this recipe later on in the week, including directions on how to make our famous shortening-free pie crust.

Then she cut out the sweetest message to her sister out of carefully-cut pie dough pieces, sprinkled them with cinnamon and sugar...

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....baked them...

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....then covered them with a dish towel and left a note...

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So sweet! And to make things even sweeter, the birthday girl wore this hat much of the day...

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Thanks for remembering your sister, 15-year-old girl. You are my inspiration!

And now, a slide show looking back on the 9-year-old girl's past year. Enjoy!


P.S. My sister and I are finally getting skinnier!
See how we're doing it HERE! :)

15 comments:

alessandra said...

Aww, she's the cutest 9 y o girl, and her sister is the sweetest (and cutest too) :D

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Thank you, Ale! And can you tell me, where the pictures super-big or normal-sized? Thank you!

Rachel Murphy said...

Wow what a great big sister. You must be very proud and that pie looks amazing. Maybe you have a pastry chef in the making... lol

Happy Birthday to your little one.

Have a great day!

BarbaraJo said...

happy birthday claire!!!

Luvmy9 said...

Happy birthday, Claire!
Love from the B's

Anonymous said...

Pictures were SUPER BIG - had to click on them to see them.

Tiffani Rose said...

How great of the 15 year old to do that! The pie looked amazing, and I love the hat on the 8 year, I mean 9 year old girl :)

Janiece said...

The pie is beautiful...but I am sure it does not hold a candle to the sis that made it.
What an amazing young lady.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Thanks, Anon, for the heads up. That happened to me earlier this morning, but I hope it's fixed now? Just let me know. Thanks!

Nikki said...

Pictures look great to me.

Happy Birthday to your nine year old. I have a nine year old now as well.

I love what her sister did. She sounds as great as my older sister was to me.

Cute little hat. Makes me feel all crafty. :)

Katie said...

Fills my heart. She's beautiful, and Kyla's a great big sis. Happy Birthday to Claire from Aunt Katie.

alessandra said...

I don't remember about the pictures, now they are perfect though.
XOXO

Anonymous said...

estan fissed now.....

Julie said...

WOW! I'm SO IMPRESSED!!! Happy birthday Claire! That pie looks amazing and the left over crust! What a great idea!

Kayla said...

aw =) I love doing stuff for my sister, but love it even more when she does something for me LOL
And omigoodness Claire and Bethany look soooo much alike!!!!!