Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sweet Marsala Chipotle Marinade

Hey all – this is my first attempt at actually writing down one of my recipes. I’ve always been pretty good at putting things together to make a pretty dynamite taste, probably because I’m willing to experiment. You might be surprised that this is R and not B talking about a recipe. This recipe is a work in progress and could adjust from the first time you see this here on the site. But enough of me talking – here’s the marinade recipe:

Sweet Marsala Chipotle Marinade

1/4 Cup Marsala, Sweet
1/4 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 TBSP ground chipotle seasoning
1/2 TBSP garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp rubbed sage

  1. Combine ingredients into blender, starting with Marsala, ending with sage.
  2. Blend for about 30 seconds or until mixture is even.
  3. Use as marinade for your favorite items!

Makes 3/4 Cup Marinade.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What’s Going On At 13 Months


LittleB has been is doing really well.  She makes me laugh all the time. Here are some of the things she’s been doing or has done recently:

  • She is really into making dog noise she says “ruff ruff”. 
  • She gets really excited when she hears daddy come home from work.  She runs to the window and says “dada”.  I bet R will miss that when she outgrows it. 
  • I had just changed her diaper and a few minutes later she goes to her room and brings me a diaper. 
  • She is starting to follow simple instructions like “Go put that away”, “Let’s go outside”, “Want to go bye bye?”, and “Come here.” 
  • She is really starting to learn and catch on to many new things. 

This is a great stage and I’m sure it gets even better. It’s crazy how fast the time is going by!   


She likes to swing with her ball. 




Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ear Piercing

LittleB got her ears pierced today!  She did better than I expected.  She had been sleeping in the stroller and when we went into Claire's she woke up.  Her just waking up might have helped with the entire situation.  I started asking the lady questions then I figured why not because she will probably want them done as she gets older.  I held her in my lap and she held a sucker in one hand.  So I just gently laid my hand on her free hand and she didn’t mind - at first I was going to hold her tight but she just wiggled and that wasn’t going to work.  The lady was pretty fast and she only cried for a few minutes.  Before she really even started crying the lady was done; that’s how fast it went. 


Here is a picture just a few minutes after it was done.  We hadn’t even left the store yet.



Since she did a good job she got to ride the horsey.



Riding the horsey at the mall.

Bailey May 4, 2010 ear piercing


Monday, May 3, 2010


Here are some pictures of LittleB in her gymnastics class.  This is was her third class and she is starting to do much better.  The first two times she cried but before long she will be looking forward to the class.  I already notice her trying to stand on her head in her crib and sometimes she wants mommy to flip her.

Getting ready for warm-up.


Getting ready for a back flip.


Daddy holding me upside down and she’s liking it.


Mommy holding my feet up while I reach for the bean bag.  She had fun carrying them around.


Getting ready to climb up the matt.



Saturday, May 1, 2010

Visiting Family and Friends

Today we had B’s family reunion and meet up with a friend. Then we went to see R’s mom and she seems to be back to herself.  She even took two steps with her walker for R.  Then we ended the day with B’s cousin’s little girl’s first birthday party at which her a LittleB are 1 day from being a month apart.


Checking M out.


Playing with L.


Having fun going down the slide.


Smiling for daddy.


Playing at Z’s first birthday.


Having a good time with the balloons.


LittleB swing in a big girl swing. Her first time ever! And she got out on her own as well!