Yesterday Morgan was reminising about the "good ole' days when he used to go with his dad to Water N' Ice and fill up their water bottles." Well, as luck would have it, there is a Water N' Ice within walking distance from our apartment. So, yesterday we bribed the kids to eat their dinner really well, and then we walked over for some ice cream. And wouldn't you know it, they still have Thrifty Ice Cream, and better yet, they still have the square, (cylindrical really), ice cream scooper. And better better better yet, they still have my favorite flavor--- Chocolate Malt Crunch!!! My dad used to take us to the Thrify Ice Cream on Main streat and I got that flavor way, way back then. Good memories are always tied to ice cream!! (I think that should be written in vinyl on my wall!)
All right, all right, on to the pictures...
Sarah chose bubblegum flavor and loved the dissoving bubblegum balls in the ice cream. (why is it that they dissolve in the ice cream???)
My handsome hubby opted for Butter Pecan and Chocolate Malt Crunch.
Will opted to not eat his dinner, so he got a ten cent sixlets pack. You think he would learn his lesson, but no, he just played with rocks while we ate our cones.
My darling daughter opted for two scoops of delicous bubble gum as well, but next time she claims she is trying the Hawaiin Shaved Ice.
My cone was delish with bubblegum and chocolate malt crunch!! Yummm
Another bubblegum selection!
It was a wonderful night and we had some funny things happen on the walk over. I guess I didn't realize that my kids weren't raised in a city, so the crosswalk was an interesting experience for them. We went when the blue man indicated that we should walk, but a few seconds into our jog across the street, the orange hand started flashing. Well, Cassidy froze right there in the middle of the street in the crosswalk. We yelled at her to come on, but she yelled back, "I can't, the hand is telling me to stop!!!" he he he...
Then on the way back with our ice cream cones in hand, a car pulled up next to us as we waited for the light to turn. A lady yelled at me, "Hey, you are wonderful!! Look at me! (she had very short adorable hair and a hat on) I am four months out of chemo! Your hair WILL grow back!!! You are beautiful! Enjoy your ice cream!" and then she gave me five through her window!!! I am pretty sure I teared up a bit and the kids asked me why the lady was yelling at me... It was simply a beautiful moment of humanity at it's best!!!