Cool treats and a cool birthday party
It will be officially summer here in Winnipeg tomorrow, but we’ve already had sweltering temperatures for the last four weeks or so. I’m talking about temperatures of 24C degrees and even up to 29C degrees.
Last Friday, we went to Dairy Queen to pick up the sheet cake I ordered for Ryan’s birthday. While there, we treated ourselves to some “cool treats.” Ryan ordered the Blizzard of the Month, The Monster Cookie Blizzard Treat. It is made with oatmeal-peanut butter Monster Cookie pieces with M&M’s candies, chocolate and creamy DQ soft serve. Ryland had the Blue Raspberry Arctic Rush (slushee or blended ice drink).
And since the two treats were over $3.00 each, I opted for a swirl (chocolate and vanilla) soft serve ice cream, dipped in chocolate, which is only $1.99. Yes, that’s me – cheap. It was good though. I was happy with my choice.
If you haven’t tried a DQ frozen cake yet, I suggest that you try it. We always have this ice cream cake for every birthdays in the family. It has fudge and chocolate crunch between layers of chocolate and vanilla soft serve. Yum.
And yup, Ryan celebrated his birthday this past weekend.
“Ryan, I still remember when you were a baby, and now look at you. You’re 12 years old.”
“Mommy, don’t do that.”
He invited a few of his friends and of course his cousins. We played a few games in our backyard. We had a trivia game. I prepared questions all about him which included: What’s his favourite colour? What’s his favourite basketball team? Who’s his favourite basketball player? What country are his parent’s from? I don’t know if his friend was just being funny, but he thought we were from China.
We also played this game where they had to transfer water from a cup to another one using a spoon and traveling about ten feet from one cup to another. We also played this game where they had to put straws in bottles and then they had to take the straws out on their way back. They also played musical chairs. I put a little twist on it. Instead of arranging the chairs in a circle, I placed them in a straight line, each one alternately facing the other way. And then of course, the famous piñata. I found one that looks like a soccer ball. It was fun.
It was so hot that day that some of the chocolate bars I gave out as treats melted.
Today was also a hot day. We went to 7-Eleven and bought Slurpees. Mine is a combination of grape and orange flavour. Slurpees are good on hot days like this. Just watch out for that brain-freeze.
And did you know that Winnipeg, Manitoba is the city that consumes the greatest amount of Slurpee drinks on earth?