Tuesday, August 31, 2010

All Jammied Up And Ready For Ice Cream

If it's true that ice cream goes straight to your hips, I should be having difficulty getting through the doorway this September. Being the final day in August, we packed up our "jammied" offspring and headed down to our favourite ice cream place. Does it look like a dive? It is. But we love it there. When we arrive at the window there is much humming and hawing over flavours but it usually ends up that everyone asks for the same ice cream every time.
Meghan is beginning to cost us some penny since she now wants a full scoop instead of a "kiddie cone", Molly remains the drippy-faced girl, Emily pats her lips with a napkin while she licks, and Oliver excitedly chats on about his while it melts away. He often passes it to me before it's half gone and declares, "I'm all done now, Mommy." Terry always enjoys his black cherry on a sugar cone and I gobble up chocolate peanut butter ice cream and even though I regret having something so filling after dinner, I can't help myself. Did I mention that I sometimes eat Oliver's leftovers?
Now, if I can write a whole post about ice cream, it must be because my friend and I officially began "eating clean" starting yesterday. Pray for me :)


Anna said...

Enjoy your ice cream while you can. All the best with your eating clean. Where on earth is that place? (I don't recognize it).

Wanting What I Have said...

Way to go on your commitment to eat clean. That's so hard!

Seeing all your kiddos in their jammies reminds me of our "ice cream RUNs!" We'll sometimes put the children to bed and wait about two minutes and then run through the house shouting, "ICE CREAM RUN!" and we load them up, jammies and all, and go out for ice cream. It's SUCH a treat! And I love watching them shuffle in their slippers and robes.

The Maretzki Family said...

Going out for ice cream!!! Have you tried the Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen? :-)

Tightwad In Training said...

Yum! It is so unbelievably hot today that i can for sure use some ice cream! :) My favorite is hot fudge sunday with extra hot fudge!

It looks like you guys had a nice family time!

Craig and Bethany said...

My mouth is watering! Delicious.

Are you a fan of dark chocolate? It's my favorite meal topper.

Camille said...

I used to work at Baskin Robbins (a VERY long time ago)...and peanut butter chocolate was one my my favourites...fun memories! :)

How fun that you did this with your kids...so sweet!


Heather said...

Yum. I remember my parents doing that a time or two... It is icecream season here 9 months out of the year, so we should definitely give this a try! :)