oh man i loved the zip sled! my grandpa harold drove the boat and i waved to everyone we passed. my mom was the queen of the floating styrofoam lawn chairs. my mom used to wash my hair in the kitchen sink. did yours?
we went to tangayika wildlife park. i had no clue what this place was so i was impressed with what i say. and the kids LOVED the lemur exhibit. you were not allowed to pet them but they can jump on you if you let them. this was sean's not-so-subtle way of encouraging the lemur to climb onto his lap. craig was wearing camoflauge....at least in the lemur exhibit. the goats were noisy. yes...you are correct....you eyes are not deceiving you. it was a FAMILY night. all 7 duerksen's in attendance. not all 7 were happy about it but we did it...and survived. annie fell down towards the end of out time and never recovered. she cried for a really long time. she finally yelled "UGH!!! why did i w'run in my flip flops?!" so mad at herself. and later when getting in the car to go home "i am not going to run in my flip flops ever again" yeah right.....
craig's birthday was last week. on easter he asked for a peanut butter pie....ON easter day. yeah no. i was busy...making coconut cream pie for my sugar-deprived self. but i remembered his request and made it for his birthday. if you like peanut butter....you HAVE to make this. everyone who tries it says something like "OHHHHH! YUUUUMMMM!" after their first bite.
first i made PW's pie crust. (i am wearing a quilted apron...made of all polyester pieces...from the thrift shop....i love it.) roll it out. this is a labor of love....it's messy. make it look pretty. then bake it for 10 - 15 minutes. mix peanut butter and powdered sugar together with a fork... until it looks like this.... then put 3/4 of it at the bottom of your cooled pie crust. my pie crust baking skills are very raw. it hasn't worked quite right yet...doesn't keep it's shape. but i will just keep practicing. it tastes fabulous though...and i don't even like pie crust! don't laugh at my pie crust...i am trying here people!! it's not pillsbury and THAT is the important part of this story.
whisk the pudding mix with milk and pour on top of the peanut butter crumbles. refrigerate it for a few minutes for it to set.
after it's set, spread a container of whipped topping on top of the pudding. (or you could make homemade whipped cream...if you are awesome) sprinkle the remaining peanut butter crumbles on the whipped cream. refrigerate until you are ready to serve. this is so good. i think it may be a midwest recipe. it seems like it is....but maybe i am way off. it makes me think of church potlucks or family renuions. in a good way. RECIPE IN THE SIDEBAR.
we had a lot of rain last week. he doesn't look like this anymore...he's bald again. i am so happy it's campfire season again! they are inseparable. we bought a new memory game (again) and annie is really good. and i was very distracted. annie bites the lids.... talby lined these up in the jar in rainbow order. then she got mad when they got messed up...she is an organizer. we took scott to see an all star game. he asked me for pen and paper to get this guy's autograph. i didn't have any but i had my camera. it took scott about five minutes to work up the nerve to ask him for a photo with him. it was so cute.
craig...who is this guy? planted in pots. two boys angry about getting haircuts.... a scene at dinner time taken by talby.... new behavior reward system we are working on...i am pretending i am a teacher. :) maybe i will have a pizza party when it's full. ha. all the pillows are gone from the shop. they always go so fast. thank you for that.
the tees i have in the shop are long sleeve. I know that it's spring and i should have short sleeve....but i didn't want to buy more tees before i sold the ones i already had. so that is why. i haven't lost my mind. AND today i finished my photography schedule. and i put it on my photography blog. there is a button up top on the left to link to it and it looks like this:
i sent an email to everyone who asked to be on the spring schedule last night. if you didn't get it...check your spam. and of course it's possible that i missed someone. if so...just click the button and find a date that would work for your family. thanks! once the dates are full...that's it. i can't do more than what is there. there is just no time. so once they are gone...there will be no more added.
ps.....my workout today was awesome. i feel like a power house now that i am a "runner". ha ha ha. i ran and ran and ran. no more 6 minutes for me. bring on the 35!