I guess though, as I've said before, I can't fully appreciate the perfection of a good, hot Maryland summer without those cold and boring months. And oh how I love summer. Summer is fun and relaxed and good. Summer is spontaneous and perfect for "let's call up friends and go do something fun." Something with food and kids and a cold and frosty nightcap.
Kids and ice-cream. They take it very seriously, you know.
My friend N made these "Brown Cow" slushies in her ice cream maker. They were SO good; kind of like a cross between a root beer float and a Slurpee. Perfect for a hot summer night!
We played outside and laughed until the kids were totally tuckered out. Later, hubby and I got to enjoy a quiet night at my parents' house enjoying the summer sounds from the adirondack chairs out back. Perfection.