Cooking With Littles



I am so lucky to be able to witness lots of firsts with my two grandbabies. Here their Mom April is teaching her littles Johnny 3 1/2 years old and Dottie his 23 month old sister how to make pizzas.

April and her husband Darren enjoy teaching and nurturing both children to learn something new everyday. They are truly wonderful parents and the two little ones have different demeaners.

Johnny is laid back easy going and Dottie is busy constantly exploring.  Their Mommy has their attention here since both of them love eating pizza.

I am proud how both the littles paid attention during their first baking lesson. While I watched and snapped a few pictures another feeling entered my mind, time is short and babies grow up so fast.

Everyone has busy days but don’t forget to slow down and look at those you love!!

Visit April online at @aprilintheburbs.



New To Me: GoPro Camera & Junior Chesty

Hello All,
I was watching the TODAY show this morning and saw a three year old wearing a chest harness with a GoPro camera. WOW it was such a cool concept, being about to see what your child is doing and recording their actions for future enjoyment. I am sure this may not be new to some of you but the idea to use this cute camera set off a light bulb to me.

You can buy a variety of harnesses to fit different sized children, listed below is just one source. We have an active two year old grandson, Johnny and his folks plan to take him on fun outings this summer. How fun would a it be to record a GoPro view of what he is seeing at the Zoo. He has a new baby sister, Dorothy who is five months old, she adores her big brother. How wonderful it will be to record her cute faces when brother comes near to pat her little head and say hello.
GoPro cameras are so affordable and now with these harness in various sizes your only limited by your imagination.

Junior Chesty (Chest Harness) Images Smaller-sized chest harness perfect for kids and adolescents. Ages 3+ only. Compatibility: All GoPro cameras – See more at:

Credit: I am sharing my opinions on both the GoPro and Junior Chesty Harness. I have not received any compensation from either company and not associated with them in any way.

Review: Flu Immunization



I recently went to Walgreens and got my flu shot.

While most families are finishing up their summer vacations, and shopping for back to school, why not get your flu shots.
It was a hot muggy midday while at my local Walgreens, it occurred to me to inquire about the flu vaccine.
To my surprise I was told it is here and I could beat the rush by getting my shot now.
In amazement at the pharmacist warm response I handed over my insurance card .
At Walgreens my insurance covered the cost of my injection at 100%.
If I had waited and made a doctors appointment there would of been a copay charge.
To sum up my experience, why not check out the fine folks at Walgreens for all of your needed vaccinations this year.
After a short wait, my injection was administered  by a certified pharmacist.
I left the store happy  that I have one less item on my Fall to do list.
Honestly it is such a great feeling as a Nana to know that I am protecting not only myself but my grandbabies.





Review: Mini Teflon Baking Sheet


I wanted to write a review to share with you how much we enjoy using our Mini Teflon sheet.
The surface measures 8-Inches by 6-Inches and the non stick Teflon makes this pan easy to clean.
When I won two of these mini baking pans from Teflon my first thought was how will we ever use these.
Needless to say we have found so many uses for these cute little baking sheets.
My husband is the Chef in the family and uses the baking sheet often since there is only the two of us.
As you can see by my photo you can fit three corn-dogs nicely on this little baking pan.

At 6 Weeks Johnny Meets Gloworm


Playskool Play Favorites Lullaby Gloworm Toy – Blue


Right before Johnny was born I was having a nice conversation on Twitter with Playskool.
One day out of the blue they wanted to send Johnny a welcome to the world gift. It happened to be a Lullaby Gloworm toy.
I was over at his house for the day right after he turned 6 weeks old and wondered if he might like to meet his Gloworm.
April and Darren, his mom and dad had put it on his shelf still in the packaging. I carefully unwrapped it and stood it beside Johnny in his bassinet.
The music began and the face light up and so did his. Clearly by these photos I get Johnny’s approval.
As a safety precaution we removed it from his bassinet or crib when we are not in his eye sight.
I consider it a wonderful newborn toy that he will love for years to come.

Special Thank You to the kind Playskool folks who sent us this special gift.
By the way you can buy this exact model at ToysRUs.