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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Week 14: pie eating contest

There are two activities surrounding pie that have been on my TO DO list for such a long time:

1. Have a chocolate cream pie with whipped cream topping thrown in my face
2. Enter a pie eating contest

On Friday Breen took the day off from work. After breakfast we took a nice walk around our little town while we ran some errands. Along the way we saw a flyer stapled to a telephone pole advertising a family fun day on April 24th at the local Catholic school. Upon further inspection Breen discovered that there would be a pie eating contest. I was so excited that we walked over to the school to inquire about the time. I even got so carried away that I started smack talking my husband about his inability to beat me at a pie eating contest. I should have known that was a big mistake. The competition was on and if you know my husband you would know that he never takes any challenge lightly, including scarfing down cherry pie and the man IS a walking sweet tooth after all.

So we arrived yesterday at the event a little before noon with Max and Kendall in tow. To our delight, Max decided to enter the pie eating contest too while Kendall agreed to be the family photographer.

We put on our war paint:

We chose our seats at the table and we ate cherry pies with our hands behind our backs:

It wasn't pretty but it was damn fun! Breen won the pie eating contest hands down. I think some of our 6 year old competition was in awe. OK, so this wasn't a contest of the state fair-prize winning-cherry pie caliber. We ate hand held sized cherry Tasty Cake pies out of their little tins but the point is that I entered a pie eating contest and that's one more thing I can now check off my TO DO list. Oh, and about item number 1 on my pie list....I'm still waiting.

What did you do this week?


  1. Mmmmm... pie.

    Don't worry, you'll get yours. When you least expect it.

  2. I think it's so funny and great that you had "enter pie-eating contest" on your life list. (And how great of the Universe to cooperate) It reminds me of this Summer when I was actually pretty happy after Phin pushed me in our pool because I'd never experienced that before. I only wish we'd seen some AFTER photos, you know? That was a pretty dainty little bite of cherry you were taking in that one shot.

  3. That looks like a lot of fun! Awhile back I entered a donut contest when I was young and could eat tons and not worry about it. I still remember it well, it was soooooooo much fun :)