Tuesday, April 14, 2009

a gumdrop by any other name

The extended Easter weekend made it possible for Allen and Kausick to come visit for 2 days. We had two reasons to celebrate on Sunday, the first of course being Easter, and the second, Devri’s 19th birthday, (which is the 13th). In light of the celebration Allen constructed a white bunny cake like we used to do as kids----a couple round cakes, cut and slapped together with icing in a bunny shape, white icing and coconut for fur, green coconut grass, pink paper ears, pink pipe-cleaner whiskers, and gumdrop eyes and nose. It was pretty authentic, in my opinion. We took photos and oohed and aahhhed. Mom sat down in front of “bunny” and gave it a hard look. I think in her mind she was saying, “Eyes and nose my foot---those are gumdrops and they are meant to be eaten.” (If you’ve known Mom long at all, you know that gumdrops are one of her all-time favorites.) So poor bunny quickly lost his nose, followed by his right eye. The girls and I did our best Mr. Bill imitation, “Oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, NNNNNNNNNNNNNoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! She laughed, and then went for the other eye. Mom’s no dummy. She knows that a gumdrop by any other name, (be it eye or nose) is still a gumdrop! :) (Pictured, Eric, Devri, Mom, and Christine.)