It has occurred to me a TON in the last few days that my baby is not actually a baby anymore. I was first thinking it the other day when she was sitting at the kitchen table coloring. I mean . . . babies just don’t do that, right?
And then again yesterday when I told her it was time to go, and she knew based on the time of day that it was time to pick up Quinn from school and she went running to the back door yelling, “Coo Coo!!!” (That’s her name for Quinn.)
She’s doing all sorts of things that make her definitely not a baby. When songs come on the radio that she likes she will come running and start dancing. Girl can get down. And she is suddenly talking up a storm! She dug her hands in her pockets the other day and said, “Pocket!”
You guys, its making me really emotional. I never expected to be this type of mom. The mom who can’t handle her baby getting older, but that’s exactly what’s happening. Obviously, I want her to get older and thrive, and be smart, but I also . . . don’t! I want to freeze these moments.
So you will have to excuse me while I bury my face and my feelings in this Shamrock Shake Pie.
You guys! This pie! It is so crazy easy to make because you start with a pre-made crust and you just add an instant pudding filling. But it really does taste like a shamrock shake! Its delicious and so perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the kids. And my baby loved it! She literally stood next to me while I shot pictures and waited for me to give her bites.
Like a baby bird 🙂
- 2 3.4 oz vanilla instant pudding mix
- 2 cups milk (I used skim)
- 8 oz cool whip, thawed
- 1/2 tsp mint extract
- 16 drops green food coloring
- store bought graham cracker crust
- In a large bowl, mix together the pudding mixes and the milk until well combined. Then add the cool whip, the mint extract, and the green food coloring.
- Pour the mixture into a premade pie crust. Refrigerate until completely set, about four hours or overnight.
- Serve a with whip cream and a cherry.
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