Monday, July 19, 2010

And you SHAKE it all about...

Ice Cream and Optimism Follow Up:

Here are a few pictures of the kids in action on Ice Cream Day (taken as the battery on my camera was flashing - wouldn't ya know it.)...

They crushed up some favorite toppings -

Shook the life out of those bags - (sorry, it's a little loud.)

video

and VOILA - Homemade Ice Cream!

A teacher friend advised that we should use mittens - good call! Those bags were freezing! And next time I will remember to double bag everything. It was kinda messy, I have to say. The large bags got really wet, and the kids had salty fingers from holding the small one. Live and learn. Still, we had fun doing it. The ice cream melted pretty quickly so I ended up pouring what was left in their bags into cups, and we had milkshakes instead. yum!

With all the commotion, we didn't really have a chance to pause for the positive as I mentioned in my Ice Cream and Optimism post - so the next day when we were waiting in the doctor's office (poor Abby has bronchitis - in July - go figure), I asked the kids about some of their favorite things. Going to the playground & making sandcastles made their list.

Then later after lunch, we went to do one of my favorite things - get ice cream at Brusters! The ice cream in a bag was tasty - but sometimes, you just gotta have the real deal.

7 comments:

amanda said...

cutest little ice cream makers ever!

Candyland said...

Soooooo cute!!!!

Honey Mommy said...

Sounds like fun! I bet my boys would LOVE to do this!

blueviolet said...

I had no idea that was possible! Very cool and mittens...brilliant!

amanda said...

we love getting ice cream. almost every night, we go get ice cream. i gotta start cutting back:)
what a cute idea. when i do fun projects with my kids, chaos breaks out every time. which totally discourages me from even trying. it really is frustrating. your keeps seemed so calm and into it. mine would try to throw the bags at each other and the kitchen would turn to a battle zone. sigh!!

Sherri said...

Love this!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I bet you'd be surprised, Amanda. If they love ice cream like my kids do, they'd probably be so excited to make their own that they would be totally into it. I had no idea how it would go either - it was our first time. It was a little messier than I thought it would be - but pretty much everything is. haha :)