Why buy toys…. why?

I have conducted an experiment.  And the results have proven that my baby is indeed a super baby…   an astute observer.  .

Braxton loves remotes– what baby doesn’t?  It’s like the universal toy favored by babies.  So, we gave him one that goes to an old dvd player that we no longer use.  It’s his to have and play with and do whatever he wants with.  See?  Just as real as the one we use….

We use the black one.  We gave him the silver one.

BUT how funny….   he doesn’t want the silver one!  He only wants the one he sees us using.  So I figured that by pretending a couple times a day to use the silver one, point it at the tv every so often and press buttons, he would be fooled into thinking it’s real.  It did work for about five minutes, then…. back to wanting the black one and only the black one.

Look.  When both remotes are presented to him, which one does he chose?  Yup.  The one we don’t want him to use.  Of course!

Also, in the middle picture….  note the time on the cable box.  He had been up for an hour and a half already.  Since it’s Sunday, he let us ‘sleep in’.  Ha. ha. ha.

Hey, incidentally, look at what else he likes playing with:

Hmmmm.  I better keep him away from the computer before he starts online shopping.

Housekeeping items

Two things:

1.  Okay.  Since obviously this has changed from a recipe blog into a blog for me to post my super cute pictures of B man and for you guys (family) to see what he is up to on a day to day basis……..   I want comments.  !  If you visit the site, leave me a comment that I can read to B.  He is monitoring web traffic closely and wants to stay abreast of what people are saying about him.  This may just kick start his Gerber career.  He has high aspirations.  Just as a super baby should.

2.  You know you are a parent when your baby has a snotty nose and covers your shoulder in said snot and you don’t skip a beat and figure better on your shoulder than running down his face.  Eh, just a little snot.  Haha.



Waving is fun

Hi!  B is a stubborn little capricorn.  We have tried to teach him to wave for months now, and he pays attention and knows how but just hasn’t felt like indulging us.  Until now.  Today, so far, here is the list of people Braxy has waved to:

1.  His daddy leaving for work.

2.  The two old ladies walking in the mall.

3.  The check out lady at publix, and then the bag boy.

4.  The bum outside the truck begging for change at the intersection lol.



I got a text from Aunt Lulu.  She is not happy.  NOT HAPPY.  She is claiming she taught B to wave AND how dare I leave her off the list of people he waved to yesterday.  She says “he waved to me the most yesterday”.  lol.  There ya have it.  :)



Hi strangers!  We have been gone for a long time…I know, unfortunately duty calls.  The duty being school.  I just can’t do things half way and it seems that school has been taking up all my energy, or more like draining it.  Anyway, I got a wild hair today and decided to pop in and say hello with a little holiday pecan recipe for everyone!

How do you say it….    pi-con?  Or pee-can?

Me and Lexie say pee-can.  Must have got that from our dad, he has a pretty southern accent.  For example, our favorite is how he answers the phone.  It’s not hello, but “yell-oh”!

This recipe from Cooking Light is for Orange Chipotle-Spiced Pecan Mix and I just think it sounds so delicious!

Photo of Cooking Light

Photo courtesy of Cooking Light

This would be perfect for any get-together or even as a gift for someone put into a pretty container!


2 1/2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)


  • 1  tablespoon  grated orange rind
  • 1  tablespoon  fresh orange juice
  • 1  large egg white
  • 2  cups  pecan halves
  • 1  tablespoon  dark brown sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground chipotle chile pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2  cup  sweetened dried cranberries


1. Preheat oven to 225°.

2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Stir in pecans. Combine sugar, salt, and pepper. Add to pecan mixture; toss well. Spread mixture in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 225° for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven; cool completely. Stir in cranberries.

Note: Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Nutritional Information

Calories:  91 (76% from fat)
Fat:  7.7g (sat 0.7g,mono 4.6g,poly 2.4g)
Protein:  1.2g
Carbohydrate:  4.8g
Fiber:  0.8g
Cholesterol:  0.0mg
Iron:  0.3mg
Sodium:  98mg
Calcium:  1mg


Cherry huh?

I was doing the usual, just perusing the recipe websites and came across this on Myrecipes.com.  It’s a recipe for something called Cherry Clafouti.

Photo courtesy of Cooking Light

Photo courtesy of MyRecipes

I have never heard of Clafouti!  Have you?  I am dying to try it for two reasons….    1.)  it looks and sounds delicious!  2.)  I like saying clafouti!  It’s really fun!  Like “what are you eating there?”.  “Oh, just some clafouti”.

MyRecipes also adds that the cost per serving is only $.63 cents!  Can’t beat that.


6 Servings


  • 1  (12 oz.) package frozen pitted black cherries, thawed
  • 1/2  cup  plus 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 3  large eggs
  • 1  yolk of a large egg
  • 1  cup  all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2  cups  milk
  • 2  tablespoons  confectioners’ sugar, optional


Preheat oven to 425°F. Butter a 9-inch pie plate. Drain cherries; sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. sugar.

Whisk eggs and yolk together in a large bowl until blended. Add flour gradually, stirring constantly with a fork until incorporated. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Slowly add milk, stirring, until mixture forms a thin batter.

Pour half of batter into bottom of pie pan. Bake until firm and set, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and scatter cherries over batter. Pour remaining batter over cherries and return to oven. Cook until puffed, lightly browned and set in middle, about 25 minutes longer. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Sift confectioners’ sugar over clafouti, if desired, and serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Calories:  274
Fat:  5g (sat 2g)
Protein:  8g
Carbohydrate:  49g
Fiber:  2g
Cholesterol:  151mg
Sodium:  66mg