Thursday, August 29, 2013

Making popsicles

Seven weeks ago, Owen still had all of his baby teeth.  Now he's down three with another one on deck to meet the Tooth Fairy.  And he's only 5!  This is kinda early, right?  You should have seen the condescending look he gave me the other night when I offered him apples at dinner.  Popsicles are clearly a much more friendly choice for someone in his dental condition.

I'm trying to make the most of this last week with him before he starts kindergarten, so when he asked if we could make strawberry cream popsicles (I blame Steel City Pops for his refined popsicle palate) I thought we could make a fun half-day out of it.

First we went online to choose the recipe.  He went for the one with the yummiest pictures.  She's going to have to change her blog name for me once Owen can read, though ;)   Then I gave him a notepad and he wrote down the ingredients we would need, 'strawderries' being one of them.  Next we were off to the grocery store where he got his own cart, 'read' his list and filled the basket.  Owen would much rather be running around whacking things at any given moment, so it was great to see him so focused and proud of what he was accomplishing.

The cute monster pop molds are from his Beck Beck, and they work great.  I just saw where they have push-pop molds now too.  That's tempting!

He's been having one outside after dinner each night, and he says they taste just like he wanted.  Ooh, I'm going to miss him when he's at school!


Seds11 said...

YUM! No it isn't early for losing teeth! I started losing at 4, lots of kids in the 4's/pre k classes when I was teaching were losing teeth, not to worry!

Shelley & Scott said...

Whew... good to know Sarah. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love it that he likes to cook and make things. Keep encouraging him to do this. He might be a famous popsicle chef someday and on TV!!!

Jennifer said...

What a great blog post! Too cute!!