Thursday, August 28, 2008

Widney Wednesday - Canada Style, eh?

Well, I've been a huge fan of Widney Woman for awhile now and I think her Widney Wednesday's are just amazing. The amount of time and effort she puts into creating these special nights for her kids, and for her friends, to enjoy is just incredible and very inspiring (I'm really going to try and start doing something similar soon). If you haven't checked it out yet, you just have to! She's incredible. Not to mention, she is my friend. We go way back. Waaaayyy back. And while she does live in the U.S. of A. now I am very fortunate to still be in touch with her through her blog. I felt like I knew her kids before I even got to meet them. But, last night I did get to meet them: for the very first person. That is because I was lucky enough to participate in a Widney Wednesday when it went Canadian (Mrs. Widney came back to town for a visit!!).

Her theme was "Widney Dairy" in honour of a local ice-cream store that is a bit of a fixture around these parts. She had a little craft center all set up for the kids complete with construction paper, markers and crayons, scissors, glue, and tape. The kids had a blast creating their own Widney Popsicles which they got to take home. After craft time they began playing volleyball with some of the ice cream balloons and had so much fun just running around together. It was so adorable to see how they all became just instant pals: Widney Woman's kids, The Fairy BlogMother's kids, and The Mommy Project's kids. Too cute.

{Jamie, Maddie, Paris, Widney Woman, and Jazz making popsicles!}

{Jamie, Maddie, and sweet little Paris...hard at work}

After a little cardiovascular exercise it was time to reward themselves at the Widney Dairy Ice Cream Bar. Widney Woman had it all prepared with lots of different toppings for the kids to choose from: Smarties, M&M's, Malteasers, Gummy Bears, and Sprinkles of every size and color. Of course, most of the kids decided to put a little of everything on their Sundaes and they all thought it was the best ice cream ever.

{Jazz - isn't he handsome!?, Cutie-Pie Abby, Jamie, and Maddie enjoying their self-made Sundaes. I don't think they liked being called to pose for a photo in the middle of all that ice-cream eating}.

{Jamie enjoying her ice cream, next to some of her unfinished art work}

{And Maddie enjoying her Sundae. Look at all the toppings! And...who is that in the background? It's the Fairy Blogmother! Caught doing what she does best...lovin' her girlies Abby and Maya}

Sadly, our evening at the Widney Dairy came to and end all too soon. I think Widney Woman will just have to come back to Canada more often. We miss her here...and now our kids will, too!

Thanks Widney Woman.

We had such a great time and it was just so great to see you again.

It Ain't So Bad Being a Rookie Mom
Hey! Guess what. There is a cool challenge going on right now over at Temporarily Me for Rookie, and not-so-rookie, Mom's alike. They have some really pretty buttons, but I can't get them to work on my page so please CLICK HERE to go check it out for yourself!


Shan said...

Was so much fun. And so great the kids all played together so nicely. Well except cranky pants Maya. Maybe one day she'll like other people. Hope Simone comes back soon!

Widney Woman said...

Thanks, NAMK!! You did such a great job, I am just linking to your site for Widney Wednesday!

It was great to see you again, and wonderful to meet your kids and Dave. Shan and her fam rounded things out, for sure!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Looks like a great time! I'm jealous. ;-)

Whittaker Woman said...

I know my kids loved Ice Cream night. Looks great! H

sam {temptingmama} said...

Hi! So I fixed the buttons and I hope that you can get them working! I hope you're going to play along!!