The Other Sarah is not the only one soaking up the last few weeks of summer. September 21st will be here before you know it and then it's just a hop, skip, and a jump to snowball fights and Christmas trees. Saying goodbye to summer always makes me sad because it means saying goodbye to my favorite summer treat.
Ice cream in a bowl I could live without. Ice cream on a stick, however? That is a totally different ball game. Summer does not officially start until I sit outside and play beat the clock with the bright, hot sun as I gobble up the perfect sweet treat. Doesn't matter if it's the creamy goodness of a Klondike bar or a homemade fruity treat.
I love them all.
There is one popsicle in particular that I will never forget.
It was a popsicle I shared with my little boy last summer. I had just begun experimenting with making my own and invited Griffin out on the porch to try one. He had just awoken from his nap and we were waiting for Daddy to get home. We sat on the porch and talked about the things you talk about with a two-year-old — how yummy the popsicle was, if I would play blocks with him later, if he could watch Elmo. Mostly we just enjoyed each other's company.
I savored not only the sweet frozen treat in my hand, but the baby-almost-boy sitting next to me. As I looked down at my swollen belly, I knew the summer would not only bring heat waves and swimming and lots more ice cream. I knew it would bring lots of change for our little family.
It was June 2, 2011, and I gave birth to Amos the next day.
That quiet moment on the porch enjoying a popsicle with my firstborn son is one I will have forever — a sweet memory in every sense of the word.
This is a sponsored post from One2One Network in celebration of the new 2012 sweet treats from the popsicle experts at Breyers, Klondike, Popsicle, MAGNUM, Good Humor. I can personally testify to the fabulousness of the new York Peppermint Pattie Ice Cream Bars! Product and additional incentives were provided to me. All opinions stated are my own.
Sweet Treat Giveaway
Starting TODAY, One2One Network is hosting a Frozen Sweet Treat Social. Share your favorite frozen treat memory through September 19th and be entered to win daily drawings for free sweet treats from Breyers, Klondike, Popsicle, MAGNUM, Good Humor. Even better? The Grand Prize Winner receives free frozen sweet treats for a year!
PLUS, Salt & Nectar is going to host a mini-social and give five lucky readers free coupons for sweet treats of their very own! Just leave a comment telling us your favorite sweet treat to be entered to win.
As always, we will use Random.org to select the winners. The contest will run from today until next Wednesday, September 19th at 12PM PST.
No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received (duplicate entries will be deleted and only one will be counted). This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older only.
~ Sarah Stewart Holland
Congratulations to Michelle, Pam, Jessica, Amanda and Kim! You're our winners and will receive your coupons soon.