Sunday, July 3, 2016

Birthday Ice Cream

Our sweet granddaughter, Melody, turned 8 years old in May! She's now our oldest granddaughter since baby sister, Lydia, was born, early May! AMAY-zing!!! We met up with the family at Sub-Zero ice cream in West Linn on a late May Sunday afternoon for ice cream. It wasn't just ordinary ice cream. It's ice cream frozen by nitrogen at -321 degrees below zero!

You cannot taste the over flow of nitrogen fog but it looks fun!
This is my ice cream ingredients prior to being frozen. You pick your base then you build from there. My base was yogurt then there's strawberries and Oreo cookies. Each one is done in a stainless steel bowl.

Now it's all frozen!

One of the workers showed the children what nitrogen does to a balloon. She inflated it with air and once she put it in a bowl of liquid nitrogen, it contracts the gas in it. Then .....

once she took it out it warms up and the balloon inflates again!

My waffle cone ice cream! It was good and it didn't melt as fast as normal ice cream. It has smaller ice crystals since it freezes faster with liquid nitrogen.

Melody reading her birthday card from us...all by herself! 
Eye see you!
Owen enjoying his ice cream.
Sibling photo, finally! Owen, Melody and baby Lydia, just 3 weeks old.
Aunt Megan with Melody and Owen. They have fun together!
Erin and Justin so in love and good parents. So glad to have them in our lives.
Grandparent time with our sweet grandchildren!

Little granddaughter Lydia. So fast asleep. Second time I'd seen her since she was born but not able to hold her...of course she had to be sleeping but better than (s)creaming for ice cream!!! I did get to hold her a few weeks later. 

Happy 4th of July weekend to all of you!  God bless!

For more information about SubZero ice cream, click on the link


mamasmercantile said...

You are certainly blessed with beautiful Grandchildren. What a fun way to spend your birthday, a great get together.

Linda W. said...

Happy birthday to your granddaughter! Nice family pics - and your newest granddaughter is a cutie.

Mereknits said...

I have never heard of sub zero ice cream before, it sounds like loads of fun. You have a lovely family Becky.

Gracie Saylor said...

Happy 4th of July! It was interesting learning about the ice cream and I'm so glad you had a lovely time with your family :) xxxxxx

Betsy said...

"Sweet" Pictures! Both of the ice cream and the grandchildren. I've never heard of subzero ice cream either. Looks like a fun time was had by all. Congratulations again Grandma!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Becky - so nice to see all the grands enjoying some ice-cream and how sweet is that baby? Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Hope you had a nice 4th, too. xx Karen

Sadie said...

you have such a beautiful family Becky.
Lovely to meet you today, thank you for the comment. I love that you know my part of the world so well!