Friday, May 27, 2011

Montgomery Zoo Day!

We had a wonderful day! We met some friends at the Montgomery Zoo this morning. My Mom was also able to join us which added to the fun! :) The kids & I had such a blast. The zoo in Montgomery is really nice. We were there shortly after they opened so it wasn't crowded. School just got out here so I was a little worried about the crowds. Luckily, it didn't start to get busy until we were leaving around 1:30pm. Nice! :)
Ready for some zoo fun!
Feeding Giraffes!

David & Maggie loved the baby giraffe!
So cute!

Riding the train!

Picnic at the zoo playground!

This is what tired looks like after a fun filled day at the zoo! :)

Grandpa took us to the usual date night spot, Sommer's Place. On Friday nights they have a special where you can get a fillet & lobster tail & it is so yummy! Dad & Mom eat at Sommer's Place every Friday night. It was a big treat to be able to join them today! :)
After dinner, we let the kids play & run around in the alley behind Dad & Mom's house. David is getting so good riding his tricycle! He is getting faster every time he rides. So fun!
As a special treat for Memorial Day weekend, I made a Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle. It was my first time making a trifle. I think it turned out pretty tasty! It's not so bad to look at either! :)

Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle
**This recipe came from the Taste of Homes Cake Mix Creations cookbook. This book is very quickly becoming my favorite dessert cookbook! This is the forth recipe I have made from the cookbook & they all have been out of this world!!**

1 pkg (9oz) white cake mix
1 pkg (8oz) cream ceese, softened
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 cupsheavy whipping cream, whipped
4 cups fresh raspberries
2 spuares (1oz each) semisweet chocolate, shaved or coarsely grated

Prepare & bake cake according to package directions. Cool; cut into 3/4-in.cubes. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese & confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped cream.

In a trifle bowl, layer half of the cake cubes, 1-1/2 cups of raspberries, half of the cream cheese mixture & half of the chocolate. Repeat layers. Top with the remaining raspberries. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Yield: 12-14 servings

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