Sunday, May 6, 2012

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

For a kid who is not a sweets-eater, Ben sure likes milkshakes. Chocolate mint chip milkshakes to be exact. Ever since we got our new Ninja blender (love that thing), I've been whipping him up milkshakes once or twice a week as a treat.

It is a messy but entertaining endeavor. As you can see below.

A few things to note. Ben always has to sit on the counter and watch. If I say help, he says "no, I watch mama." He loves to watch the blender run, but I think he's a tiny bit afraid of it too. So he likes to make it very clear that he is watching, not helping.

Milkshakes are always enjoyed on the counter for some reason. But I don't complain, as it contains the inevitable mess.

He likes to eat the milkshake with a spoon. The ice cream scoop apparently looked like it could get the job done faster. (Mike's son, for sure.)

The next week:

Oh, the mess.
Again with the huge spoon.

A quick video. Vertical again. Old habits die hard.


  1. "need towel" is my new go-to phrase to call for a clean-up. Adorable!

  2. hmmm. I kept thinking "whose child is this?" Not his Mama's child as she was so neat and clean...must be Daddy's child.