After our morning at Mount Vernon, we just had to make a detour to The Dairy Godmother. Have you been to the Dairy Godmother, in Alexandria? It is in the Del Ray neighborhood, which is full of adorable boutiques and shops, and it is our very favorite place in this metropolitan area to get ice cream. Frozen custard, that is. You see, back home in Rochester, NY, we grow up on Abbott’s frozen custard, and here in Washington, you really can’t find any homemade custard. It is so creamy and smooth, that most ice creams can’t compare (of course if you are lucky enough to live in Wisconsin, you must try the Purple Door ice cream, since my very best of friends owns it!)
Anyways, back to The Dairy Godmother. We have been going there bi-annually since John Patrick was just a babe in my belly. This visit, I went with the flavor of the day- java chip, and John Patrick choose a fresh mango popsicle Henry conked out in the car, so William hung out with him, and I was able to document John Patrick’s popsicle story. I can’t wait for Henry to get to an age where he ASKS me to photograph him as John Patrick does. He wanted to remember every bite of his homemade frozen delight. And with the bright orange color against his blue shirt, I couldn’t help but take a billion picturesEnjoy some of my favorites!
Now go on and make a trip to the Dairy Godmother’s this weekend! You won’t regret it!