Saturday, June 18, 2016

Week in Review: Sugar and Sand

I'm going to preface this post by saying that I don't feed my child anything remotely nutritious ever.

One thing we did this week was go to the library to sign up for the summer reading program. While there, we learned how to make candy sushi.

You need a roll of Fruit By the Foot, a Rice Krispie Treat, two gummy bears, and two Swedish fish. First, cut the Rice Krispie Treat into fourths. Stick a Swedish fish on one fourth, wrap with Fruit By the Foot, and repeat with second fish. Then, take one fourth and smush it flat; put the gummy bear on it, and roll the bear up like you're rolling it up in a Rice Krispie blanket; wrap it with Fruit By the Foot; repeat the steps with the second gummy bear. Makes 4 pieces of candy sushi.
It was my first week off of work, so we were able to spend lots of time at the beach.
We finished reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (and started Prince Caspian). For the past couple of weeks,  we've been checking the British shop for Turkish delight - which the White Witch feeds Edmund - and the shop finally got a shipment.
This particular Turkish delight is covered with chocolate and has a rose flavor, an acquired taste. Gemma enjoyed a few bites of the chocolate shell, and the sheer fact that she was eating the same candy mentioned in the book, but 90% of the candy bar went into the trash.

One day, we met friends at a shop that makes its ice cream with a showy blast of liquid nitrogen...
...and then went to the beach.
We ended the week with a swim lesson...
...and a third walk to the sand.
My little mer-child. :)


  1. What a cutie. You're doing so many fun things with her; what a great childhood.

    1. Thank you for the encouragement, Elisabeth! :)

  2. as usual, utter (Turkish) delight. :)