our family has been up in the adirondacks the last few days (more on this later!), but wanted to pop in and say hello and also share some photos! so many of you were so sweet to call out one of your favorite spots up here near lake george, martha’s dandee creme, on instagram earlier today, and you all never lead me astray when it comes to good stops for good treats, so i must say, THANK YOU! we stopped by on our drive to saratoga springs and it did not disappoint. between the water fountains in the front (samson left with a fully wet shirt! see photos below), to the fried dough (which i neglected to take a photo of because i inhaled it too quickly), it’s a spot we’re putting on our maps.
also, it totally reminded me of this little drive-in type spot i used to go to with my family when i was a little girl. it was called glade’s drive-in (anyone?!) and it didn’t have particularly amazing food, but it holds dear memories for me of times we’d stop by on warm summer nights for an ice cream cone with lots of fun toppings on top. such good nights back in the day, and i loved reliving some of those feelings today with own little crew. i’m a true believer in that you don’t need a big grandiose event or tradition to build special memories, and i was reminded of that once again today as we lingered about the little ice cream shop after eating our cones while samson had the time of his life with the fountains and we sat on a step together just chilling.
this sign alone wins all the points for being too adorable. where can i find something like this for our new apartment?! i’d totally hang that over a fireplace mantle and die happy. ;)
can’t get over these sweet faces and personalities that shine so bright.
discovering the water….
waiting for the water…
and, HAPPY FACE!!!! this kid was completely soaked by the time we returned to the car, but he was having the time of his life and we had our packed bags in the car so lots of extra shirts to change into, so we just went with it! i’m trying to remember, they get one childhood, when that voice in my head wants to come out and be like, “don’t do that” or “hold still” or “hurry up.” i’m not the best at it, but this was one of those times i’m glad i quieted that voice and let him be little. we all had a good time because of it.
and while papa remains the staple of self control in our home waiting until his next birthday to enjoy any ice cream, i can give the full report on this here soft serve and say it was delicious!
WEARING: this levi’s jean jacket, anthropologie skirt (old, but similar here), and this teva sandal. josh and samson’s matching polo shirts (josh’s) and (boy version), samson’s waterproof birkenstock sandal and eleanor sneakers and conrad’s sneakers here.