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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's 80 Degrees in Washington

... and that alone is enough reason to celebrate. While my son plays outside in our over sized toddler pool I figured it would be a great chance to me to sit down and do some writing. I missed the 4th of July for posting but first of all I need to share this super cool popsicle idea. Days later my son is still asking me for popsicles - and he doesn't mean the sugar kind!

I had a picture of my son eating these, but of course I can't find it now. Figures! -- I took watermelon and cut it hamburger style. I then took a star cookie cutter and cut stars out of the watermelon. I set the stars in the freezer for 10 minutes or until they were a little hard & then skewered them! My son is still asking me about the popsicles, we had a friend bring Dilly Pops from Dairy Queen and he doesn't want them. He prefers the watermelon pops.... This is definitely a score one for any mom, healthy & hydrating! I did a little reading & people have done it with pineapple too, I haven't tried it but sounds like something for a later blog.

We enjoy some fab ways to keep cool. We really enjoyed playing in colored ice cubes. The night before I stuck some food coloring (which just happened to be left over red & blue!) in my ice cube trays in the freezer. My son had a friend over and I gave both of them a bowl of water with some added colored cubes. They splashed around for a good 25 minutes while the ice melted. At one point they were splashing each other... kids will be kids, don't forget the towels! To make the project even more fun you can add things to the cubes, I loved to use toy cars or soldiers in my preschool room. We also made some bigger ice chunks out of buckets. These take up quite a bit of room in the freezer but they're well worth it in the morning!

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