We found a Hawaiian-style shave ice (aka snow cone) vendor at one of the local Farmer's Markets in the area! This made me all kinds of happy. There was lychee fruit flavor! That one is hard to find. Julia got three flavors which mixed into some kind of flame colored, tongue-staining, passion fruit paradise. This was GOOD shave ice -- lots of syrup. It's a huge bummer when you get the vendors who don't squirt enough syrup onto the ice. If you can't really taste a ton of syrup and your tongue isn't stained for hours afterwards, it's not good shave ice and you need to move on. (and if you're on Maui, check these guys out.)
I'm going to write down my biggest wish for this summer, in the hopes that the act of writing it down on the internet will make it more likely to come true. Please be warm, please be warm, please be warm. Last year, I kid you not, the weather did not really turn summer-like until mid-August. I swear I'm not making that up. People called it the summer that never happened. I feel like this summer will be better because I'm going to will it to be warm and sunny with all of my being.
Happy June 1 COOL STUFF:
This Artist-on-the-Go Kit is beautiful!
You must see the cuteness of these Magic Blackboards.
One of my favorite warm weather pasta recipes.
And you better believe I am making this trifle.
Such an adorable baby toy!
Cute Kitty Magnets because everyone needs cute kitty magnets. AM I RIGHT?
Everyone should have a Happy Mug.
Cool Book of the Week: Actually I don't have a book for you this week. I have a video. Have you heard about 'Clara Tales'? It's a series of short fairy tale videos, narrated and performed by kids! There's one available to see right now, and more are to follow in the coming months. It's DARLING, you must see! Head over to the 'Clara Tales' website to see the video, outtakes, fun art activities, and project updates. (The next video is going to be 'Clara and the Trolls', click HERE for a preview.)
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND! We've got a big trip to Ikea planned. A couple times a year, I inflict a trip to Ikea upon Andrew. He's tremendously sad about it. Julia is thrilled, she's excited for meatballs!