I have discovered the perfect summer snack for toddlers! But first, let’s enjoy some pictures of the adorable toddlers who eat these snacks:
Keith (on the right, above) is our forever Bonus Boy6. The future of Boy Babe7 (on the left) is still up in the air. We are praying goodness and security for him as we spend these months loving him in our home.
The sweet 6-year old in the blue polo is Brayden, our Bonus Boy5. He became our fifth Coppinger boy through the gift of adoption in 2019. Truly, the work God has done in our family during the past two years has astounded us. He continues to grow us in number and in faith and trust as we walk this journey with Him!
Now that we’re back to raising littles again (our older sons are now 23, 20, 18, and 15!), we’ve been fixing up our backyard to be fun for them. Brayden helped me paint an old tractor tire, and we turned it into a sandbox. It has been so much fun!!
We bought a kiddie pool, and bubble mowers:
- Two of these little mowers
- This simple but perfect-for-us kiddie pool. (Not only does this work well for our 1-year olds, it’s great for Brayden, our 6-year old too! Also, this one is listed now for way more than we paid for it a month ago!? We only paid $20!)
- And this toddler sized picnic table:
Which almost leads me to share about the fun summer snack I discovered. But first, can we just take a minute to appreciate God’s work in teenagers and young adults? In the picture above you can see Malachi, age 15, our Boy4, running around and pick up sticks in the yard with Brayden. And Elias, age 18, our Boy3 kissing the babies before he headed off to work for the day. My heart overflows with gratitude.
Here’s Justus, age 20, our Boy2 who was home from college for several weeks during quarantine before he headed to Texas for a summer internship. Our little ones sure miss “dut-dus.” Well, we all do.
Last but not least, here’s Asa, our 23-year old and Boy1. He lives and works in Lincoln now as a videographer for Back to the Bible. So we don’t get to see him often, but when he does make it home, the little boys pile on top of him!
Apparently I felt that you needed a big family update!
Ok, one last thing: I’d love for you to be blessed by the latest video our boys made together. Asa, Justus, and Malachi worked hard on it as a gift for Elias’ high school graduation!
Perfect Summer Snack for Toddlers
And now, the information you’ve all been waiting for. The perfect summer snack I’ve discovered for our toddlers is:
See also: Frozen Corn, Frozen Blueberries, Frozen Mixed Veggies, and Frozen Mango.
On a hot day when we’re running around and playing outside, grabbing little bowls of frozen veggies or fruit for them to eat at the picnic table as finger food is a huge hit for our toddlers! It cools them off and nourishes them at the same time. The frozen foods are easy to eat and take absolutely no prep! They’re perfect!
And now you know.
I’ll leave you with this:
Here’s Keith the night our littles took turns putting on goggles and laughing their full belly laughs.
God’s plans are better than ours, always.