Saturday, July 17, 2010

i'm on a boat

Last weekend, we went to Hyco Lake with our friends Sarah and AJ and some other friends. Sarah and I went to college together and they just announced they are expecting their first baby in January! We were so excited to take Lila out to the lake and enjoy some family time. We weren't sure about taking her on the boat, since she is too teeny tiny to wear a life vest. But we decided to put her in the Baby Bjorn and then I could hold her, which made me feel more safe.
Lila loved the breeze and took a nice nap on the boat. I on the other hand, felt like I was in a sauna of baby heat up against me, 90 degree weather, and sun beating down. Those kids and their warm little bodies! It was fun to think about all the firsts we will have with her, teaching her to swin, seeing her on a tube for the first time, going on a boat and her actually paying attention to all the water around her.
What a perfect day to be out at the lake and enjoying the gorgeous weather, grilling burgers and eating on the porch, talking about Sarah and AJ's little baby growing strong, and sitting on the dock eating chocolate snowballs.

Oh wait, you would like a super yummy chocolate snowball for a summer treat? Then help yourself....

Sarah's Chocolate Snowballs
Prepare in advance: mix chocolate syrup, water, and sugar in a bowl. Mix until reaching a watery, sweet consistency.

Pour chocolate mix into clean ice cube trays and freeze. Keep in freezer for whenever your sweet tooth desires.

In a mason jar (ya'll this MUST be served in a mason jar!), put a chocolate mix ice cube. Then add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a little bit of milk or half and half. Crush up the chocolate mix ice cube, mix and enjoy!

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining,
the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing
and the lawn mower is broken.
~James Dent

1 comment:

Joey&Casey said...

mmmm snowballs look yummy! Boat time looks like so much fun:) Daisy has yet to go on a boat so we'll have to try that one out soon:). Cute pictures!