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We love living in Arizona. Even though most of the states are still experiencing mild spring weather, we are already into the hot stuff. We’re wearing shorts and swimsuits out here—it’s great!
Our warmer climate means we’re always looking for fun ways to keep the kids cool while they’re playing in the backyard. This year I’ve been perfecting some new frozen treat recipes for my boys to taste test. They’ve also been spending a lot of time cooling off with water-based activities and games.
We like the H2OGO! Water Slide because of the inflatable launch pad and the wet drench pool for a big splash finale. I especially appreciate that it provides a smooth and safe landing and it’s tough enough to stand up to active boys.
This year we got a new H2OGO! Tether Ball Splash™ to add to summer fun. I guess you’d call it a tether ball-sprinkler hybrid. It looks like a tether ball but the center pole is a soft inflatable that easily hooks up to a garden hose. Water squirts out of the ball and sprinkles the kids in the most satisfying way! My little guys love whacking the ball and the water squirts are like an automatic reward!
Since the center pole is 79 inches tall, it is a toy that can be used for years by a wide range of ages. It’s good for sharing but it’s a toy that a kid can play on his own, too. The base has a soft water chamber that keeps it stable and I like that the kids don’t get hurt accidently hitting the pole or base. Safe backyard fun is a big “yes”!
When it’s time to take a break from all the activity, a big “yes” for my boys has been my homemade strawberry-lemonade frozen treats. Delicious and refreshing, they’re just the thing for busy playdates. The only problem? I have a hard time not eating them all!
Want to add water splashes to your kids’ summer fun? You can win one of the H2OGO! backyard water toys by entering this giveaway. In addition to their H2OGO! Water Slide™ and Tether Ball Splash™, they also make inflatable kids’ pools: Doodle Glow™ Pool (with a fluorescent floor and LED flashlights for glow fun) and a Color Wave™ Pool (built-in LED lights around the pool’s edge change colors). Cool stuff, no matter how you look at it!
- 8 ounces of frozen strawberries
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup water
- 2 cups store bought lemonade
- 1 cup of vanilla bean ice cream
- 1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine strawberries, honey and lemon juice. Simmer for 5-6 minutes until strawberries are soft.
- 2. Allow strawberries to cool and then blend with water until completely smooth.
- 3. Rinse out the blender and add ice cream and lemonade. Blend until smooth.
- 4. Pour strawberry puree into popsicle molds about 1/3 of the way full.
- 5. Fill the rest of the way with the lemonade and ice cream mixture.
- 6. Freeze overnight.
Looking for another amazing strawberry recipe? Check out this Strawberry Cheesecake Pie!