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Day 202: Hot in Hrrrrrrr!

We've reached the week in every North Dakota July when temps climb up near 100 and humidity climbs up near 1000%. It must be time for the State Fair! Yesterday morning was actually pleasant while we sat at tee ball and then played at the baseball field for a while. But it heated up quickly during naps, and my 4-year-old exclaimed, "It's a million degrees out here!" so we stayed inside all afternoon.

A week or so ago I sent my husband out to look for those Ziploc brand bags that you can use to make your own freezer pops. They're apparently impossible to find, but he did get some Popsicle molds. I was certain they'd be crappy and impossible to actually use, but we've used them a couple times already this week and they are fabulous!

Cantaloupe/strawberry/yogurt/orange juice didn't go over super well, but strawberry lemonade was a winner! I like that we can have fresh fruit pops without loads of sugar, and they're a teeny bit less messy than regular grocery store Popsicles, since drips go into the little blue stick holder (one-year-olds excluded). I'm wondering if I can sneak in V8 or something. Doubtful. The kids are begging me to try chocolate peanut butter. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree here.

I'm deeming the couple bucks we spent on these totally worth it!

Also grateful for: AIR CONDITIONING, COLD BEER. 


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