Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ice Cream/ice cream, we all scream for ice cream

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.
This is Mabel in front of the big wheel at the mill.
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.
This is what the Velvet packaging looks like.  Mabel's ice cream was super friends.  I had a fresh peach sundae.  My other favorite is Moose Tracks. 
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.


Stephanie said...

Sounds like a fun and delightful time - love the cow :) Enjoy your week, Debby! Hugs to you!

Art and Sand said...

What a fun place ti visit and Mabel is a darling.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I have not been to Utica in along time. We drive close by to it when we go on our summer winery outing during the summer. My favorite ice cream is moose tracks too or the Buckeye ball one. We go to The Banana Peel in New Concord to get it. I am sure you know where that is! How great your family has moved back. Enjoy!
Hugs, Patti

Julia said...

What a great grandma you are to those grandkids. Mabel looks so sweet.
Have fun at the Clown Academy.

Loretta Thomas said...

You must be having a great time! I had to buy ice-cream yesterday the taste hit and I had to have... everything free in it though...lol! Hope you have a nice week!
Kitty & Loretta

NanaDiana said...

Enjoy your time at the clown academy.Hope you knees have recovered. I LOVE that your family has moved in and that Mabel just fits her name. I can tell she is something special. Blessings to you- xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

Mabel is a doll! I've never heard of this ice cream but the mill sounds like a wonderful place to visit!

Hurry home! ;-D


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Aw Debby your Mabel is adorable and I love that you bought her a puss. haha
I am so happy for you that their living there now. How marvelous for you guys. I came so close to being near mine when I almost moved to Georgetown. Not meant to be I guess.
I love it that you are at a Clown Academy.
Can't wait to come back and see that post.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Mabel is so darn cute! I love how you get to spend so much time with your grandbabies. You're always doing something fun with them!
I hope your knee gets it's act together! lol Feel Better!
Erica :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

I hope your knee is feeling better this week at clown academy. How fun to have grands so spoil nearby. Yippee for ice cream too!

Edna B said...

Little Miss Mabel is such a cutie, and so brave to pat the cow on its face. I do love home made peach ice cream. Oh, yum! Enjoy your time at Clown Academy. Hugs, Edna B.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How yummy! And I can't wait to hear more about what you're doing this week! Talk to you soon! Have fun!

Laura Adams said...

Hi Debbie! It looks like you've been with your grandbabies also :) I hope your having a wonderful week making memories!

Laura Adams said...

Hi Debbie! It looks like you've been with your grandbabies also :) I hope your having a wonderful week making memories!