Jun 152014

Being my “favorite helper” has become a part-time job for Bubbles. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing, she wants to be right there with me. Which is fine with me!

One of her favorite ways to help is in the kitchen. Anything she can stir, pour, shake, roll, whatever – she wants to help do it. So when HABA offered to send over some of their adorable silicone molds for us to play with, I couldn’t say no.

Summer-Themed HABA Silicone Molds: Cake, Cupcakes, Popsicles, Ice Cubes

Bubbles practically squealed with delight when they showed up. Some of her favorite shapes were represented: princess crowns, flowers, sea creatures, and more. She immediately started giving me her suggestions on what we could make, including cakes, popsicles, maybe even molded ice cream. Continue reading »

Jun 112014

Growing up in Maine, we learned to thoroughly enjoy the warm summer weather when it presented itself.  The summers could get hot, but it didn’t happen frequently.  When they did, though, we made sure cool off with lots of frozen treats.

Enjoying Vanilla Banana Popsicles on a hot day. This easy popsicle recipe is the perfect way to cool off when the temperatures rise

There was always lots of ice cream, much of it homemade.  And plenty of milkshakes and slushy lemonade, too.  What was really popular with the younger kids, though, were popsicles. Continue reading »