If you love the taste of pumpkin pie, cake, and cinnamon sugar gloriousness, then these delicious and easy pumpkin pie streusel bars are for you. If you don’t, then you don’t know what you are missing! And when I say these are easy, I mean so easy my 6 year old and 4 year old did most of the work here. I think they did a pretty awesome job, right?
Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars
With Thanksgiving upon us, it has me thinking about all the things I’m truly grateful for. I have a great husband who works beyond measure to protect and serve our community and to provide for our family. I have two beautiful boys who light up my world every single time I see them and who always keep me laughing and smiling. And then of course I have a great job, an even better side job (blogging), friends, family, a roof over my head, food on my table, and more clothes, shoes, and lipstick than any girl could ever possibly need. To say I’m blessed would be a complete understatement. But I am. I’m so, so blessed.
Making these bars with my two kiddos this past weekend really put some things in perspective for me. We woke up early on Saturday, ate some cinnamon toast waffles while watching an episode of Teen Titans Go, and as I sat there and watched them giggle at the silly antics on the cartoon show, I couldn’t help but think to myself- what a lucky mom I am.
My kids are so happy, always smiling and laughing at the silliest things, but constantly reminding me that that’s what life is all about. It’s about smiling and laughing at the things that make you happy, and enjoying the little things.
When I asked if they wanted to help me make some pumpkin bars, both of them immediately jumped up and said “Yeah!”, and quickly ran to the kitchen to get their stool asking what we needed to do first. They both loved helping add in all the ingredients to create these delicious pumpkin pie streusel bars.
A yellow cake layer, pumpkin pie filling, and cinnamon sugar crumble topping make these bars the perfect treat for the Thanksgiving holiday. The house seriously smelled so heavenly while the bars were baking! And just saying- it’s perfectly acceptable to eat a slice for breakfast (not speaking from experience or anything). 😉
So beyond sharing this awesomely delicious recipe with you today that I hope you’ll try making, I also wanted to share a simple reminder. If we all could only take note from the 4 and 6 year olds in the world, we might could lead a happier life. We might could remember that life isn’t about waiting for the next big thing to happen or anticipating the tomorrows or next weeks. It’s about living in the moment and just focusing on the here and now.
So that’s what I’ll be doing for the rest of this week. My awesome boss has graciously gave us Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday off, and I fully intend to enjoy every second of it with my family. I plan to just live in the moment and not worry about what’s happening a week from now, or two weeks from now, or what we’ll be doing during Christmas. Because we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it, and for now I’m just going to enjoy these moments.
Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving week with your families! Enjoy it and don’t let it slip on by. I’ll catch you back on here next Monday!
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Thanks for stopping by!- Cara