Rachel is 7 months old today. What a busy day!

We had a very full, very fun day with Luella and Tony and their boys.

First we went to the Kentucky Derby Museum. Luella and I are both very much our Mom’s daughters as evidenced by our love and appreciation of horses. I had been to the museum before, but it had been a while. We had an extra treat of taking a tour of the backside stable area. They bought us gifts from the gift shop. They got Rachel a cute little pink Derby dress. They wanted to get me a hat to match, but she wisely asked me if I would wear a pink hat to match Rachel. I love Rachel very much, but no pink hats for me, thanks. So she got me a regular hat, and she got Jeff one too. So we are all ready for Derby. Check this blog in a few days for instructions on a simple, but enjoyable derby party.

They bought for themselves a pie plate. It is really a Derby pie plate, but due to copyright laws it is actually a “winner’s pie” plate. It has the recipe for a Derby (or Winner’s) pie.

Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe

What’s a horse racing party without a yummy dessert like Kentucky Derby Pie? Here’s a recipe bound to make your mouth water and your guests ask for seconds.


Single pie crust, which you can make from your very own recipe. If you’re too rushed for that, we recommend those wonderful Pillsbury crusts that you merely have to put in the pie pan and crimp! Find them in the refrigerated biscuit section of the supermarket.

1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

2 tablespoons Kentucky Bourbon (or 1 tablespoon vanilla for all the LDS or other no alcohol consuming people here)

Beat eggs with cooled butter. Add flour & sugar. Beat until mixed well. Stir in pecans, chocolate & bourbon. Pour mixture into pie shell. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes, or until set. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, or both!

Next we went to the Louisville Slugger museum and bat factory. This is a fun tour with a gift miniature bat. Tony had a treat when he saw in the factory some special edition bats for the final season in Shea Stadium (where the NY Mets play). Tony is a Mets fan. They took a picture. Hopefully it will show up on their blog. The boys each got a T-shirt that was a combination Louisville Slugger/Life is Good shirt. I think they are wearing them home tomorrow.

That evening Jeff took Tony and the boys to play miniature golf at The Park, and I took Luella to my Pride of Kentucky rehearsal. (Be sure to visit the Pride of Kentucky website and sign the guestbook.) All in all it was a very fun day. I am so glad that I got to visit with Luella, Tony, Nicholas and Michael, and Brennan and Tammy. We had a great weekend.

So Rachel’s 7 month old birthday was very eventful. I guess it was not exactly a celebration of her birthday, but we sure had fun.

4 Replies to “Rachel is 7 months old today. What a busy day!”

  1. It sounds like y’all had a great time. i am rather sad that I have never been to the Kentucky Derby Museum–but not that sad, since I am really not that into horses.

    I would have loved to see you in a matching pink hat. . .

  2. I love the derby museum.. we have only been a couple of times, and always when family is in town. It looks like you guys had a great week.

  3. yeah, make pie, I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.

    I like that movie too. It is very moving. I didn’t cry, but I admit to getting choked up a little.

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