Screaming for Ice Cream

The sun decided not to shine today, but that doesn’t mean that today was crummy. Au contraire, I spent time with Paul, hung out with my adorable cousin Alexandra and I downloaded a ton of new music. Plus, watching Family Guy is always a win!


Paul and I headed to the mall to find him some new basketball shoes, but unfortunately, not one of the three stores had the shoes he wanted with his size. Boo! So he had to buy them online. After that, we grabbed some coffee. I love you Starbucks! Then we headed over to his house so I could finally see his brother’s baby.

The kid is adorable. He’s only 11 days old, but I already love him! It’s impossible not to love babies! Plus, Paul’s brother is one of the funniest people ever, so hearing all of his jokes about his son left me with a huge smile.

I spent the night with my 5-year-old cousin, Alexandra. We went to the Chocolate Shoppe, which is probably the coolest place ever.

Me and Alexandra

It’s only minutes away from my house, the ice cream is phenomenal and they transform it into a variety of different scenes every couple months.

The wheel!

In the past it’s been an ocean, vampire-themed for Halloween, a circus and a jungle. Now, it’s Egypt!

The Pharaoh eating ice cream

Alexandra got the Superman flavor covered with sprinkles. I love how kids choose their flavors primarily based on colors. Alexandra switches from Superman (blue, yellow and red), Cotton Candy (blue and pink) and Blue Moon (blue).

I went for Heaps of Love because it pretty much has every single delicious ice cream add-in known to mankind.

Alexandra got sick of her flavor really quickly, and ended up eating most of mine. Any ice cream is good ice cream to me, so I just finished off hers.

So adorable!

I love this girl!

Now I’m off for a late-night cereal snack. I hope everyone has a great Tuesday. I’m going out for margaritas with the girls, but I’m going to try to get a quick workout in after work.

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Do you have any nieces or younger girl cousins who you love to spend time with? Any good song downloads lately?

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28 Responses to Screaming for Ice Cream

  1. Jenny says:

    I’m an oreo ice cream lover for life. Cookies and Cream ice cream is all I need! πŸ˜€
    Loving the new lady Gaga song. I think that was my most recent dl πŸ™‚

  2. Kristina says:

    I just had to switch over all my itunes to another computer and lost all my playlists and about a 1,000 songs so needless to say i need to upload a lot more music!!! Lately i’ve been living off pandora for my runs though…
    My little sister (who’s 12 yrs younger than I) are really close and i’m always taking her out to lunch or for mani/pedis

  3. Salted Caramel is my favorite ice cream, followed closely by Honey Graham. Ugh! Now you have me craving ice cream! πŸ™‚

  4. I love spending time with little ones! They are so funny and truthful – they really can brighten up your day πŸ™‚
    Any ice cream is a friend of mine too – My favorites are mint chocolate chip, peanut butter cup (with a vanilla base) and cookie dough!!

  5. Love the post soph! Alexandra is so cute! even if she hated my pizza! πŸ™‚ p.s. you look great keep that working out goin on πŸ™‚

  6. Cookies had cream has always been my favorite πŸ™‚

    For the header, I just used paint (you could use photoshop too but I dont have it!). I just copy and pasted three pics in, resized them so they all fit together and then used a text box to write The Balanced Bean. Then I just saved it as a pic and uploaded it on my blog… Not too fancy but its fine for now πŸ™‚ Angie’s header looks pro! Maybe she has better tips than me πŸ™‚ have a great night girl!

  7. mmmstories says:

    I just saw a Groupon for an ice cream place that brings in scoops from the Chocolate Shoppe! I must say that ice cream really does have every delicious mix in! Yumm.

    It’s so nice you took your little cousin out! My boss brought in her 6-week-old today to everyone’s excitement – little babies are adorable!

  8. Awww, that is so sweet!!! I wish I had a little niece I could go hang out with like that!

    I’m all over anything with banana. πŸ™‚

  9. Alexandra is so cute!!! I love all ice cream…one of my favorite things in the world!

  10. Angela says:

    I truly love all ice cream. But chocolate peanut butter is in my top 3 at least. Every day is a good ice cream day πŸ™‚

  11. Katy says:

    I love Superman! It was always my favorite as a kid! πŸ™‚ That or the bubblegum one.. Haha. Now my favorite is cake batter flavor. Yum. Yum. Yum.!! πŸ™‚

  12. alex says:

    anything cake batter or chocolate chip cookie dough. yuuum

  13. vixter2010 says:

    Mmm ice cream. My fave is mint choc chip! I’ve been having a retro download fest – The Runaways, The Beatles and Joan Jett but I also downloaded Glee’s mashup of Umbrella and Singing in the Rain – makes me smile!!

  14. mmm I love butter pecan ice cream! my favorite!

    I have been meaning to download some new lady gaga and britney spears for my workouts, they always get me in the mood to run!

    My boyfriend Chris has two brothers and two sisters who I love spending time with and I have a goddaughter, Jayden who just turned 1 in January. So precious! Love that you are so close with your boyfriend and his family!

  15. that reminds me, i used to LOVE ths space shuttle popsicle as a kid! (ya know, red/white/blue?) also cream soda slushies, you’re so right about kids and primary colors.

    and yes, i have a 5 year old nephew and a 2 year old niece, i love them to bits!!

  16. My favorite ice cream flavor is cake batter all the way. Ah-I haven’t had it in a few days and starting to crave it now.

    I don’t have any neices or nephews to play with. 😦

  17. Does Paul go through basketball shoes as quickly as Christopher does? I swear we are buying him new bball shoes every 6-10 months because he wears through them so fast!

  18. oooh that ice cream looks delicious !

  19. I love cake batter ice cream. I have a 2 year old nephew and he is pretty much the light of my life. I love spending time with him. My sister is actually do in May, and then I’ll be blessed with a niece too! I’m really excited. It looks like you and Alexandra had a great time.

  20. that chocolate shop looks to DIE for. SIGN ME UP!

    p.s., I just found your blog, and I’m lovin’ it! πŸ™‚ I just graduated in May as well..twinsies!

  21. Such a fun post!!! Awwww…babies! 11 days old, so cute!!!

    My fav flavor ice cream is vanilla with peanut butter swirl! I trying to create a coconut ice cream version of this asap πŸ™‚

  22. Ellie says:

    Awwww yess I loooove hangin’ out with lil kids! And as you know, I have my lil nephew who’s only 1. Haha but I so can’t wait till he’s old enough to play at chuck e. cheese, amusement parks, etc.! πŸ™‚

  23. ah wel li dont eat ice cream now.. BUT I LOVED cookie dough!! how fun!! i don have any little kid members of my family 😦

  24. Kat says:

    I have a nephew coming to see me tomorrow! Hes the love of my life, besides my hubby of course πŸ˜‰
    Oh ice cream how I love thee. I could easily eat en entire tub of ice cream. I never get full from it, which can be pretty dangerous!!

  25. I love coffee flavored ice cream with dark chocolate chunks! Although I recently just tried coconut gelato and that was pretty amazing, too! I love spending time with my niece. She’s just beginning to talk and is obsessed with Elmo and Abbey from Sesame Street. When she gets upset she’ll just ramble “Abbey, Elmo, Abbey, Elmo, Abbey, Elmo.” It always cracks me up.

  26. Amanda says:

    I think my favorite ice cream flavor is usually just plain vanilla, or cake batter. I LOVE cake batter froyo topped with cheesecake bites, YUM!! Ice cream is definitely my most favorite guilty pleasure. πŸ™‚

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