I love taking my grandkids to the Velvet Ice Cream Mill. It is where they actually make and ship the ice cream. I'm not sure how far reached their product is. I know it is all over Ohio. We took my two littles from Colorado here when they visited. Then we took our granddaughters that live her to a festival they had in the spring. Good food, easy entertainment and excellent ice cream. Do you remember a post a couple years ago about Mr. Cozy breaking up a duck fight with his ice cream. Well that was here.
But this is MABEL. I DON'T usually use their real names on my blog. But, Mabel, is just the perfect name for this one. and it is her real name. She is four and adorable. She looks like Drew Barrymore did in ET. This close up picture doesn't show her cuteness. She is one of the two grandchildren that is moving here. Actually they are in their home. I entertained Mabel yesterday while the truck was unloaded. I bought her the cutest little purse that looks like a bird. She was so excited. When we got home she yelled to her Dad on the truck with three guys, "Daddy I got me a new puss." Her brother went with his aunt. I felt bad about not getting him something. So I told him I would when he went with me. He said, Grammy I may not be able to. I have signed up for Cross Fit and I will be playing football and LaCross and may not have time." He is seven and so excited about living here. They love walking downtown to get dinner or for breakfast. Now, that it isn't too easy. They are close but up a big big hill. There are steps up to their neighborhood....6 flights. The neighborhood is older......but all kinds of homes. One looks like a castle. Their home is not only up a hill but then down a very steep hill. Then their property sits on top of a steep hill. This Grammy walked up and down the hill too many times yesterday. ( My knee is really hurting today.) Oh, and Amy Butler lives in their neighborhood. My DIL would love to work for her. Her degree is in fashion but lately she has been a fitness instructor. Oh, and their next door neighbor has a front yard full of fairy gardens. Heavenly fairy gardens. Boy, I got off the subject of ice cream.
You can go inside and watch through a window as they pack the ice cream. We found this stray cow in their. Oh I wish I would have had this picture for the post about seeing the cows on the road, hah.
Since Mabel and her brother are at my other son's house today, I am resting. Come on knee feel better, I have a lot to do including watching other kids the next three days.
AnyWHOO, I am feeling so blessed having this family in town. I know I think I said that before. But it does make me miss those other four family members still in Colorado. Mabel has been carrying a photo album around that her aunt Heidi made for her with pictures of the four Colorado cousins in it. She had to put it in her new "puss".
So hope you are having a great week. It is cool today, yeah. School starts next week. Can you believe that.
PLEASE NOTE: This post was written last week. This week I am attending....as staff......American Clown Academy. I won't be blogging til the week-end. I'll be catching up then.