Sunday, August 2, 2009

Miss Peanut Butter Head

This is my beautiful granddaughter. We just made a bunch of little apple and peanut butter "sandwichs" for lunch. We tried peanut butter and pears...yuck... neither of us liked that. But, boy oh boy, do we love peanut butter on apples. Peanut Butter Heads, that's what my granddaughter called us and that's what we are!

Children always help me remember that despite all the tragic and/or just annoying things that happen in life, I need to lighten up, embrace the simple things, laugh often and be grateful for the wonderful life I have. You're a Peanut Butter, you are!

p.s. a little history about peanut butter, in case you ever wondered~

Peanut butter was invented and reinvented many times during history. Peanuts were known as early as 950 B.C. and originated in South America. The ancient Incas used peanuts and were known to have made it into a paste-like substance. As a crop peanuts emigrated from South America to Africa by early explorers and then traveled by trade into Spain who then traded the product to the American colonies. The first commercial peanut crop was grown in Virginia in the early to mid 1840's and in North Carolina beginning around 1818.

According to the Corn Products Company, Dr. Ambrose Straub of St. Louis patented a peanut butter-making machine in 1903 and some unknown doctor invented peanut butter in 1890.

1 comment:

  1. Great pics. The funny thing is that when I was pregnant with Brisla I craved peanut butter the whole time.Glad you girls had fun. Adalyn was cranky pants all day.