5.07.2009

Welcoming Summer!

With temperatures reaching the mid-90s this week, I think it's safe to say that summer is officially here in central Texas.

Our pool finally reached a swimmable temp and the kids and I made popsicles to celebrate. I've posted about these before, but I'm going to do it again, because i think they are so fun -- fun to make, fun to eat! My kids love them!

We first puree a 10 oz bag of frozen fruit. To that we add 1 cup of plain yogurt, a tablespoon or two of honey, sugar, or agave nectar, and sometimes a little vanilla.  Pour them into molds (we like these) and freeze.  They'll be ready in a few hours. YUM!



I really liked this next picture for some reason -- maybe because it looks kind of vintage to me.  I also like that you can see Indi's reflection in the window behind her.  You can also see the reflection of me taking the picture.  



7 comments:

  1. Rachel, not sure what is more scrumptous....those yummy looking pops, the super sweet photos of Indi or those new 'do's'!! Yep, behind again, but what a treat to find all of this waiting for me!

    You ladies both look fabulous and I think both cuts suit the both of you so well! Indi's is so sassy and you look 'red hot' Mama! :)

    We will absolutely try those popsicles....right up our alley! Thank you!

    Happy Mamas day!
    ~hugs,
    Lisa

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  2. We make homemade pops as well. The honey is a good idea.

    Bring on summer!

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  3. Precious.
    My chaps love lemonade frozen in those little popsicle dillies.
    The pic does look vintage.
    I think it is the suit,too.
    Hey Get over to the HIPPY and post some of your HIPPY STUFF!!!
    You guys have to get your feet wet.
    I am off to fuss at Rebecca!

    xoxo,
    A

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  4. oooh, i was just thinking about popsicles..thanks for posting your recipe! so liitle ones can have honey??? i wasn't sure what age. and indi looks so sweet in that bathing suit!

    you are gorgeous in red hair!!!!! funny about jude cutting indi's hair...seems like that is going around a lot lately! ramona...i used to love those books! you are such an amazing mom making all those fun treasures for your kids! did you make an apron for gus, too?

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  5. OK.
    I forgot to comment on the smokin' red hair and INDIE'S INK.
    Tell Dan I said that proper, respectable, SOUTHERN BELLES get their tattoos on their butts where the preacher can't see them.;)
    It's in the code.
    And you would be GORGEOUS with purple hair...kinda hacks me off a little-really.
    xoxo,
    A

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  6. Oh, Andrea, I think you know just what to say to make this mama's Mother's Day. YOU are absolutely gorgeous!

    As always, you are a hoot! Dan and I were both laughing about the tattoo comment.

    Dan says, "yep, that's probably true, but it does make showing your tat to your friends a bit more awkward."

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