one of josh’s friends, catherine, quit her day job in the corporate world about a year ago to pursue her dream of opening an ice cream shop here in the city! we have been meaning to check it out for ages and finally had time to go last week!
catherine was so sweet to open up her shop, luca and bosco, for us on a day it’s usually closed so the kids could play ‘ice cream shop!’ it is their favorite game to play at the playground, in the bathtub, anywhere really… they are always scooping up pretend ice cream cones for me and saying things like “three scoops? one dollar! two scoops? that’s twenty five dollars!” sometimes i walk away with a pretend scoop of the most inexpensive ice cream cone ever, and sometimes i am definitely taken advantage of. but still, it’s a lot of fun. so playing this game at a real ice cream stand was a dream come true for them! i won’t ever forget eleanor’s face when she realized she was being invited to stand behind the ice cream counter and handed an apron to be a real ice cream scooper.
^^^we started by tasting a sample of each ice cream flavor. how fun would that be to create ice cream flavors? i’d probably be really bad at it, but catherine is thankfully really good at it, because every flavor was amazing (the honey lavender was my favorite!)^^^
^^^sometimes you need a lift down to scoop up some of the good stuff. samson was so proud each time he got a little ice cream into the scooper. “i did it!” he kept saying.^^^
^^^this was an ice cream sandwich made with pumpkin spice ice cream and brownie for the cookie part. i definitely ate one and then stole that one from samson after he licked it a few times because it was just too good for him to appreciate and i needed it more. ;) ^^^
^^^i mean, do you see that face? i have a feeling i know what E and S are going to want their first summer jobs to be!^^^
thanks so much for letting us stop by, catherine! and congrats on your new exciting venture!
ps. luca and bosco discarded all of the pans of ice cream E & S had the pleasure of scooping from. :)