It’s been more than a month since I’ve blogged. I’ve basically decided to take most of the summer off from blogging because I’m not always in a place with a great internet connection. As I’ve mentioned before, we spend a lot of our summer at the Lake Erie Islands, (think the Hamptons for Clevelanders, only MUCH more laid back! haha) and my cell phone and internet connections there are very spotty.
It’s been a great summer so far. I am now more than half-way through my pregnancy and Blake is growing and learning more everyday! Here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been up to.
We took Blake to Cedar Point one Saturday in June. He was able to ride four rides in SnoopyLand with Mommy and Daddy! He liked three of the four, and is now obsessed with Snoopy!
Blake also loves boating! This was a huge relief. We took him on the boat last summer, too, but he was so little and we weren’t sure how he would do this summer. Luckily, he loves it!
The days are flying by. I think the following picture sums up what summer is all about! No caption needed!
I’ve also started some new activities. I’m now doing Aqua Zumba and I love it!
They offer it at our local YMCA and I’m doing it with a girlfriend of mine who is also pregnant. It’s a great workout, especially now! I’d never done Zumba before and I love that I can do the moves underwater and no one can tell if I’m doing them correctly!
I’ve also tried a few new summer recipes that the whole family is enjoying. The one I’m going to share sounds weird, but if you like avocados, you will like these….frozen avocado pops!
Blake loves them!
I got the recipe from People Magazine and Chicago chef Rick Bayless.
Here it is…
1. Boil 2 cups water
2. Add 1 cup sugar and summer until dissolved, cool completely
3. Mash 2 medium avocados
4. Stir in water and 1/2 cup lime juice and fold in 1/2 cup chopped mint (I skipped the mint)
5. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze overnight
If you make these, let me know what you think!
I hope you all are enjoying your summer as much as we are. I’ll be updating as much as I can. In the meantime, relish this time of year…it’s definitely my favorite!