Wednesday, July 11, 2012

107 degrees

Okay. The other day it reached 107 degrees. HOT. It hasn't been that hot in Idaho on that date for 20 years, or so they said on the news. It has been over 100 for the last 5 days. It is a dry heat so more tolerable than humid heat, at least for me. We have been hot and wishing we had a pool. An in ground nice pool. For now our blow up pool will have to do. I still don't get in but London loves it. Pure torture is when I have to sit in the sun and watch while London swims in a nice in ground pool during lessons at the hottest time of the day, 4:30. Bleh. It is then that I have little pools of sweat accumulating in those little spots on my body. Oh and nice arm pit sweat too. Pure torture! As so many people I know are into watermelon right now, we are too. It is the time of year when mass quantities of watermelon are sold. We were going to grow watermelon this year but got a late start. On a side note, I picked my first red tomato yesterday! Super stoked about that and the millions more to come. Back to watermelon. I like to make it into a drink but this time I decided to cut some up and to freeze some on Popsicle sticks. If you know me, you know my obsession with Popsicles. It has passed on to London and her friends that come to play. I get into so much trouble if I don't have any made. So I sliced some melon and placed sticks into them. Placed them on baking sheets lined with wax paper and stuck them in the freezer.

Watermelon before freezing

So easy peasy. No molds or pureeing. Girls came over, melon was frozen and they were stoked! Lucca was too. Then they jumped in the blow up pool. In a while it's time for torture mom time but for now I'll stick my feet in and cool off.

Lucca loved it too!
London enjoying her melon.



  1. Genius! Miss you! Marisa

  2. You should have planted anyway. We did watermelon a few years ago and the first one didn't work so I re-planted right after the Fourth of July and by the end of the season we had our own cute little watermelon. Just enough for the three of us. For some reason everything we grow ends up miniature.

  3. Cute! Did you plant by seed or starter? I usually do seed but I could go buy a starter. Hadn't thought of that. Thanks!