Last week the kids and I gave TJ his Father’s Day present. They
convinced me that because I got my Mother’s Day gift early that it was only fair that he got his gift early too. It didn’t take too much convincing though; we are awful when it comes to gifts at our house. We are so excited we just want to give them right away.
But anyway, he loves his gift so I thought I would tell you about it in case you are looking for a gift idea. In the past we had a small ice
shaver that worked fine but it took forever to make slushy’s for four people and it was really loud. This new machine (pictured above) can make enough ice for all four of us in less than five minutes. We have used it several times already and our whole family loves it. I bought it online from Bed Bath & Beyond for $29.99.
Slushy Juice Recipe
Because we LOVE our slushy’s so much we’ve developed our own
recipe for slushy juice. We buy our plastic squirt bottles from Wal-Mart and just fill a bunch up with all different flavors.
2 Cups Sugar
¾ Cup Water
1 Package Unsweetened Kool-Aid (any flavor)
Bring sugar and water to a full boil. Remove from heat and stir
in Kool-Aid. I roll up a paper plate to make a funnel and then pour the juice into the plastic bottles. I fill two bottles half way full with juice and then fill the rest of the way with water so the syrup isn’t too thick. I leave the bottles in the freezer to cool off for a while and then move them to the fridge. Grape is the best!
Did you know that you can easily make flavored frosting with
Kool-Aid? One container of white frosting mixed with your favorite flavor of Kool-Aid = yummy frosting!
Yesterday I got to the pool early and claimed not one, but two damn lounge chairs just for spite. Then I waited for someone I knew and acted
like I saved the seat for them. So all was good in pool land for a little while but now I have a new bitch. Our pool allows toys. This includes inflatables in every size, shape and color imaginable; beach balls, inter-tubes, squirt guns, you name it. Now I don’t mind the diving sticks or rings because they sink to the bottom but the stuff on the top gets on my nerves. How can the lifeguards properly see everyone when there is a possibility that an item could be on top of them? And when the kids are slinging giant, high-power squirt guns around in the water someone is bound to get hit eventually. I realize we live in a small town but I’ve been to a fair share of pools in my life and I have never been to a pool (other than ours) where toys were allowed.
Do your pools allow toys?
And let me know what you are buying your Father's for Father’s Day
gifts as I still need ideas.
Have a spectacular day!