Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for McDonald’s. I am being compensated for this Sundae Funday post.
One of the things I love most about summer break is not having to bust my rear Sunday evenings to get ready for the work week/school week. During the school year, a Sunday Funday rarely exists for us. There is so much to do with prepping dinners for the week, doing laundry, organizing outfits for the entire week for the girls and for me, etc.
In the summer, we can actually enjoy our Sunday afternoons and evenings without so much pressure on the must do items. Our summer Sundays are true Sunday Fundays.
On July 16, we planned our Sunday evening around National Ice Cream Day. Although the entire month of July is National Ice Cream Month, we like to video the girls each year on National Ice Cream Day. It all started here back in 2014 when we let Scooter Britches have her first ice cream cone. The video was so darn cute. The next year, when she was 2 ½ years old, she just got even cuter. See it for yourself. When SB was 3 ½, Little One was old enough to join in the fun at 1 ½ years old for a yummy soft serve cone at McDonald’s. Here is SB’s video, too. Aren’t they just the cutest?
Since I’m a sucker for tradition, I had to video the girls again for National Ice Cream Day. I dread the day they won’t let me capture their messy faced cuteness.
I tend to forget the Hubs isn’t on summer break and isn’t quite as wild and carefree as the rest of us. But it doesn’t take much to twist his arm for ice cream and fun. Off to McDonald’s we went for dinner, Play Place Fun and sundaes – a Sundae Funday at its best.
It was the first time for either girl to have a sundae. I had pictured us all having cones just as we did last year when we went to McDonald’s for National Ice Cream Day. But the Hubs said straight away that he was going to have his favorite – a sundae. As soon as SB heard him talk about a sundae, she informed us that she also wanted one – even though I’m pretty sure she wasn’t exactly sure what a sundae was.
The McDonald’s sundae comes with either hot fudge sauce or caramel (with some locations offering strawberry also). Since Little One had been squealing “choc-aht” all evening since first hearing the mention of ice cream, it was a no brainer as to which version we should get for the girls. That kid loves her chocolate.
It had been a long time since I had a sundae from McDonald’s. The soft serve and the hot fudge is a marriage made in heaven. Oh, and the nuts! In my book, no sundae is complete without the chopped peanuts!
Although I realized it’s a bit late, National Ice Cream Sundae Day was July 20. Maybe we should double up on sundaes next year to celebrate both days?
You can see just how well our Sundae Funday went in the videos below.
Any Sunday can be a Sundae Funday!
And aside from sundaes, McDonald’s has so many other great ice cream options.
Have you tried the new Rolo McFlurry? It will be around until Sept. 4.
Or are you a stand-by Soft Serve guy or gal?
Maybe you are all about the Chocolate Shake?
How do you celebrate National Ice Cream Month?