Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Great Pie Incident...


...as told by me.  haha.  (If you are here for the Crazy4Challenges Sketch Challenge today...you've come to the right place!  Here's a fabulous sketch by our own Cindy Haffner and we'd LOVE for you to play along!  Head on over to the C4C blog to add your name to Mr. Linky when you do!  I'll get to my card in a sec...but of course, it's me, and there's a story behind it ;)



Ok, so it was almost as if me buying this ADORABLE new digital stamp from Pink Cat Studio the other day was a foreshadowing of what was to come...

DISCLAIMER:  You probably won't find this anywhere NEAR as funny as I did, BUT...if you knew my Mom and had been there.... anyway...

So, today was the day my 7 yr old twin boys had been looking forward to for SOME time...the sleepover at Grandma and Grandpa's.  Now, mind you, my parents live about a 2 minute drive from me, but we're a busy family and contrary to what some people might think, sometimes a whole month or two can go by without seeing them.  So, my kids have been on fall break for 2 weeks and they go back Monday, but Grandma promised them a sleepover before they went back to school.  This is a big deal.


The DH and I had BIG plans to take the girls out to a special "princess" dinner and do some clothes shopping for them as well.  DH was running a bit behind getting the little one ready so said for me to just take the boys and come back and get him and the girls.  No prob.  We drive over, all 80 of my son's stuffed animals in tow, and show up at the house.


Mom opens the door. Hugs. Something smells GOOD.  Cinnamon.  Fall.  Apples.  LOVE Mom.   "Ooooh, smells yummy!"  I say, turning into the kitchen where there it sat:  The biggest and most BEAUTIFUL apple pie, all prepped and ready to be put in the oven.   Mom was just cutting those little slits on the top of her perfectly pinched and molded crust and was all ready to bake it.  The boys oohed.  I ahhhed.  LOVE Mom!  Did I say that already?  LOL.

Chatter unrelated to the pie ensues as we are discussing what they will do tonight, etc. a as she walks to the oven and at this point, I'm walking backwards out the kitchen door about to leave.  Then, all the sudden, the most HORRIFIC noise of my mother SCREAMING begins.   The dogs cower.   The boys are staring at me with 2 pairs of eyes like deer in the headlights.


SCREAMING.  like, you'd have thought someone was being seriously injured...or worse.   Well, I look over as she becomes unhunched over the oven...and there it was...

A perfectly beautiful Apple Pie.  Murdered.  Somehow, as she had bent down to put the pie in the oven, it flipped out of the pie plate and landed on the inside of the 400 degree oven door.     MORE SCREAMING.

Ok, what to do....what to do.   Thinking fast, Mom gets out an oven mitt and a pot holder and I'm thinking ok, even grasp on the pie, hold the plate in place...it might make it when we try to flip it back over.  We can do this. WRONG.  Like watching a train wreck, too fast to be able to let me speak a word in time, I see that also in her hand is a spatula.   She proceeds to try and hold up 5 pounds of apples and a measly top layer of crust with a SPATULA?

Uhhhh, yeah, NO.  Before I could say a word, the spatula literally goes through the crust and about 3 pounds of apples come free falling out of the pie.  EVERYWHERE.  And when I say EVERYWHERE?  I mean the oven door, the bottom of the oven, the crack between the oven door and the abyss that we're STILL not sure where it leads to....oh, the ridiculousness.

Mom is too distraught-somewhere between laughing and crying, so I soak up some wet paper towels and at least manage to get the door under control.   Now I will admit the rest was a bit tricky as apples were falling through the crack of the open door onto the floor, and also going behind the crack which was VERY difficult to reach.

One of my boys, Jack, assisted as a nurse would assist a surgeon as he handed me my instruments...A wooden spoon, a pair of olive thongs for martinis, and a knife as I carefully extracted dozens of hot, gooey, slimy apples from the tiny, hard to reach crack between the oven and the door.  I'm hunched over this 400 degree oven, laughing, trying to catch my breath because all I can still hear is the SCREAMING that had just occurred.

Mom starts in, saying "Stop laughing!  Be careful!  You're going to burn yourself"   Ok, I'm trying to stop laughing, when just as I'm on my 2nd trip to the garbage can, I hear Jack mutter "at least YOU know what to do, Mom".   Grandma hears this, and we both burst into another bout of laughter.  Poor Grandma.  Her 7 yr old grandson thinks she's losing it...IS she?


Then, out of NOWHERE, my other one goes "awwwwww Mom, you said a bad word!"  And I'm thinking, "Did I?".  No.  "No I didn't!"  I say back.  "You DID Mom!".   "I DID NOT!" through laughter....silence......"Yeah, but you were thinking it!"  At this point I have stomach cramps because Mom and I are laughing so hard.



By this time, Dad has returned home as his grandsons meet him at the door rattling off so many details of what had just occurred that all I heard my Dad say was "I'm not going to go in", LOL!  I kiss the boys goodbye, drive home, and we go about our evening but I was giggling to myself about it the rest of the evening.  Not to mention that now, of course, I REALLY want pie.   Ha.

There is no moral to this story...no catch...not even a punchline, really.  It's just us...typical Friday night fun.  Fun that inspired me to go home immediately and purchase this SUPER cute digi from Pink Cat that I had seen a few days ago because yeah....Mom needs this card, don't you think?   As a thank you for taking the boys, but more than anything, for being my Mom who is just so dear to me regardless of the screaming that is still a little bit in my head.  LOL!


So....I'll definitely be giving this to her when I pick up the boys ;)   


If you've made it THIS far, thanks!   Time to check out the YUMMY Creations that I just know the rest of the C4C "Crazies" (can you see I fit right in here?) have for you today:
Well, thanks for stopping by!  Hope your weekend is as sweet (albeit maybe a bit more intact than ours!) as Apple Pie!

~xoxo~
Jess :)

47 comments:

texasjodylynn said...

Your pie story is hilarious! Your poor Mom! Strangely... I am now wanting apple pie. I *think* I have one piece left from a Paula Deen pie I found at Walmart (it is pretty good BTW). AND I have a craving for this stamp and am off to buy it now. :) Thanks!

Heather Schlatter said...

Aaaaa!!!

This is super cute I love your coloring and I love those dew drops too cute!!!

Heather

Kris said...

Haha! cute story Jess! i've had some of those baking days... but my conversation usually included some "bad" words! LOL... Love the card! she's a cutie... what a wonderful way to thank your Mom! hugs, Kris

Randi said...

CUTE!! I will enjoy reading this over coffee tomorrow. I didn't get home from my class til 10pm. It was fun, but exhausting! I should be IN bed!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Jessica, this is the SWEETEST!!! I totally LOVE that image and you have showcased her perfectly!


Vicki

Emily said...

Cute!

Fran said...

what a great story, i can just imagine something like that happening to my mother (but knowing her the bad words would not just be thought, hahaha) Maybe when my twin boys are old enough to have a sleep over at mums they can have a great story like this to tell too :) I'm sure your mum started laughing all over again when she saw this darling card. It is adorable!

kim-paperbabe said...

ROTFL I would be laughing my head off too, it's just sooo unbelievable when it happens bless your mom she'll love your gorgeous card... fit for the occasion.
Have a good weekend HuGs Kim :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OMG, I'm literally laughing out loud at your story. GREAT card, so beautifully colored. I'm sure your Mom will get a huge kick out of it!

StampOwl said...

Loved your apple pie story ... love apple pie! Your card is adorable. Hope your boys enjoy their sleepover

~*Joni said...

Totalllly hilarious Jess! You had me smiling throughout the entire story!! I love that, your boys will remember it forever. And I am sure your mom will have that episode jogging thru her mind every time she thinks of making an apple pie. ;) The card is adorable!!! Hmmm...it's so cold and rainy out, maybe I'll do some shopping from the comfort of my computer chair. ;)

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Love your card Jess, that image is so cute. Your apple pie story is classic, just the sort of thing my mum would do, lol. Really loved the bit about you saying bad words, and the boys saying ' no you were thinking them' such wonderful insight and wit for one so young. I definately want some apple pie now, tehe
Enjoy your weekend hunni
Suzi
xxx

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your story Jess and love your pie card. Hugs Cindy. Have a wonderful week-end.

Sherry Campbell said...

This is sooo cute- I am gong to have to play this week's challenge! TFS!

Rachel said...

That was a hilarious story and the stamp goes perfect with it!!! Poor pie ;0( but the story will remain a lot longer than the pie would have I bet.

Joycelyn Turner said...

Thank you for a wonderful Saturday morning story...I truly laughed out loud....your card is a PERFECT tribute to the memory and I'm sure your Mom will love it!!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW - what a fun story - Jessica!!! I'm still giggling :)!!!
It's one super sweet card and your mom will love it too!!! Hugs ~S~

margie c said...

Hahaha! Too funny! Sounds like what happens around my home 24/7!
Something similar to your pie story happened to my hubs and I for our first Thanksgiving together - he wanted to prep and cook the turkey... didn't realize that he was going to use an aluminum pan that was only 3 inches high for a 12lb turkey! The bottom of our oven was permanently damaged! LOL!
Thanks for sharing your story!
... btw, your card is so adorable and sweet! and you Mom is going to adore it!
{hugs}!!!

Kelly Booth said...

Such a Perfect Card for your mom Jess....Oh what an awful thing to have happen!! I can just picture the mess in your story.....

Rosette said...

Oh I loved reding this Jess! :)
You're a natural writer :)) That was awesome, I'm sure you had those cramps from laughing so much. What can I do to help?? Offer a piece of Belle's pie that's on my blog? With pleasure!! :)

Big hugs xx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Not only would I have screamed, but I would definitely have said more than one "bad word," and probably burst into tears! Much better to laugh.

Adorable card, and so appropriate! Your mom will love it. I hope she'll bake another pie...

Hugs,
Lisa

Denise (peanutbee) said...

P.S....I just read your comment on my SK card...are you serious??...you wanna use it for the newsletter? Oh my gosh, I'd be HONORED *with a capital H-O-N-O-R-E-D*...hehe, couldn't resist. Your comments always crack me up. :)

{{Hugs hugs}}

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card! And what a funny story. Sorry the pie got ruined.

Lisa said...

What an adorable card. The coloring is perfect! Your poor mom all that work! At least you all got some comedic relief!! I hope you all get some pie soon:)

Lisa

1CardCreator said...

A very cute and appropriate card for your Mom I'm sure she will love it. She'll love that you though to go get the perfect image for her too. Great story too, thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.
~Diane

mudmaven said...

OMG - I can't stop laughing and what a perfect card for the occasion! Thanks for brightening my Saturday! ~chris

Allison said...

Ha ha! Pie! Sounds like my MIL to the "T" (perfect pie, clutzy move and same screamy reaction!). Love your card...she is cute!

Lynda Benden said...

Your story is hilarious Jessica!! I bet as you were typing you were cracking up!! LOL!!! Your card is just darling and has much more meaning now!! LOL!!

Ian said...

I had to laugh as I was reading your story, since I know your mom and she is so cute. You have a way of telling a funny incident! Your card is adorable and I'm sure she got a kick out of it.

Darla said...

Darla made the above comment...not Ian. (oops!)

Danni said...

Oh my goodness! It sounds like quite the event! At least laughter is good for you! :-)
Reminds me of the "lasagne incident" at our house when we were first married but I won't blog on your blog..hehhe!
Love your card, very cute!

Wendy said...

First of all you have 4 kids...my hero! Second, the card rocks by the way. Third, my mom did a number on my brothers engagement party cake while presenting it, tripped on the rub going outside, and it went all over the deck in front of 30 some people! Screaming yes, laugher, way more!! Don't you just love Mom's!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH my gosh, Jessica! WHAT a hoot! I would have been doubled over laughing too! What a great story and you told it so well! The card, of course, is adorable!! She NEEDS that card! Hahaha! Great stuff!

Ann Kranitz said...

I am HYSTERICAL!!! Too funny! That reminds me of a spaghetti and sauce incident at our house that just slid right onto my newly upholstered kitchen chairs!!! I did not have as good a sense of humor as you did!!! Great card for your mom!! I am sure she will love it!!

Betty said...

I was laughing right along with you, you did a wonderful job decribing the incident. I can totally relate as last week I dropped a baked crab quiche on oven door. Your right, where does all that stuff go? What a waste of stamping time having to clean up that mess. I had to use oven cleaner in my self cleaning oven and ended up scratching the window to get everything off.

Betty said...

I was laughing right along with you, you did a wonderful job decribing the incident. I can totally relate as last week I dropped a baked crab quiche on oven door. Your right, where does all that stuff go? What a waste of stamping time having to clean up that mess. I had to use oven cleaner in my self cleaning oven and ended up scratching the window to get everything off.

Leann said...

Ooooooops... ;)
Sounds rather like my kitchen!

Gorgeous card - I'm sure your Mom'll love it!

Hugs x

PaperCrafty said...

Love the pie story!! The card is adorable and your Mom is going to love it!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

BEautiful card, and a funny story told so well. Isn't it awful when they can read your mind? No one is safe with kids!!

Elena said...

Wow! What a story! Thank you so much for sharing, Jessica!
Your card as cute as a Pie! And your coloring is so sweet!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Omw!! Hilarious! What really tops off the story is you making her a card with a pie on it!!

itsabrt said...

That was a great story I could go for a piece of pie right about now! I love the card I think your mom will too and I am glad your mom was able to laugh through it! Beth aka BR-T

Jacqueline said...

I was laughing SO hard!! Your poor mom and you are an amazing daughter to share funny times and to help!! And good mom to watch the boys for a Break!! LOL! Such a cute card and a great reminder of a laughter filled day!

Kerry D-C said...

LOL! Great story! Perfect card for mom...she will love it!

Heather Schlatter said...

K I commented when I saw the card but I did not have time to come back and read the story until now and you had me on the floor rolling around and laughing probably most likely because by now I sort of have a small feeling of what your Mom is like and where you were at when this happens and it is just the cutest story!!!!

Love it TFS!!!!

Heather

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

OMG Jessica your POOR MOM!!!!! What a story I was laughing the whole time. :) The card is adorable.

Mary(OhioMary) said...

OMGosh! This had me in tears just imagining the whole scene. You need to write books...I could just smell the sizzle of those poor apples.

You card is fabulous and I love how you colored her with those little freckles in the cheeks...definitely perfect for dear ol' mom.