Saturday, 2 February 2013

My Boys & Wiarton Willie Festival 2013

Last night my boys arrived !!!  All three of them from almost 30, 8 and 5 years old.  Once again, or shall I say, as most usual, I am outnumbered again.  Really though I LOVE they are here with me.

"After arriving "safe & sound" last night amist snow squalls and slippery roads, we awoke to over a foot of snow in our drive way.  Regardless of the snow, we headed out early to the Wiarton Willie Festivities."

"All four of us were revved up for some Pancakes in the Big Tent.  Ha ! now that is one way to mix lots of pancake batter is it not? in a 5 gallon pail.  By the time we made it around the line-up to the service tables a fresh batch had just been cooked up to be served."

"We enjoyed some Wiarton Willie time, as well as some really good pancakes."

"There is our neighbours, Verna & Ed Elliot of Elliot's Garden Centre being interviewed by a reporter..  Check out the TD's Ice Scupture ... pretty cool replica of Wiarton Willie.  The predication, should you not have heard? Spring is coming early as Willie never seen his shadow."

"Back home there was some Wee Willie snuggling time going on, as well as "stop with the camera, Mom" !!! "

Once Papa "Crabby Cabbie" got up after a much needed sleep since he had not arrived home until 3:30 am, we had a bit of family time together before he was called out.  Later on though while the boys were watching movies, Rob and I snuck out for a bit of time to ourselves.

I was going to go to the Wiarton Willie Tea, however the weather had been too bad down Saugeen Shores way for my Auntie, Cousins and friend to come up this way today.

"Rob and I did a bit of touring around town to end up at the School where a Craft Show was going on."

"I was so happy to walk in to see Cathy of Cathy's Confections & Clare, her Crockinut !  Check out all the goodies ... and yes they are all really beyond "good" !"

"Remember those Blueberry & Cherry Cheesecake Tarts ... guess what I got from Cathy?  Yes and I enjoyed every morsel of the "one" I got to try.... as I had made the mistake of leaving the other two in the "Crabby Cabbie" vehicle thinking they are long gone now.   Thanks Cathy I really LOVED the one I did get, and would have enjoyed all three had I been given the chance to."

Valentines Day is just around the corner now, make sure you give Cathy a call to get your order placed at 519-934-1351.

"There is my Rob trying to flatter my young friend, Wanda.  Wanda is a lady you might want to get in contact with should you need to get yourself on a healthy intake of nutrition?  Then please give Wanda a call to find out about the Vi-Shape Nutritional Meal Replacement Shake Mix at 519-422-1515.  Wanda is walking talking proof that Visalus Sciences does have products that are working.  Another interesting item we had came across was a local lady selling Balance Bands ... the sign "Live Pain Free" tells it all, based on these bands.  Interested in knowing more? please contact Linda Bridge at 519-534-5710.  And Margie Doman was also there with Heaven Scent Natural Products, she may be contacted at 519-376-5685 ... some very nice products.

We "hooked up" with Paul and the boys at Tim Hortons for a coffee, then head back home as Aiden was itching to get out to enjoy some snow fun with his buddy.

"Fun is exactly what Aiden and Bandit had themselves."


"These were the best photos I had taken all day.  I still can't not look at it without chuckling.  Here is my Aiden and Connor."

It had been a long day but I still manged to whip up ....

" .... a Lasagna from scratch to serve it up to my boys.  All four of them."

This is is all she wrote this day, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. What handsome young men!!!! And if only I could get them shipped to philly..sigh...

    1. Thanks Judy, maybe we could do a temporary daughter for son trade?

  2. Wow Cindy, I have absolutely no idea where you get all of your energy!! Great seeing you again today, as well as Rob. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tart..... I hope it was a blueberry one that you were able to try. It sounds like you had a great time with your boys, and that lasagna looks yummy!

    1. I forgot to mention that Clare hates coconut as well, but I deep fried my rosettes in it this time, and you don't notice it in the finished product. I really liked how crisp the rosettes were!

  3. What a lovely day ! Awesome photos , handsome boy's! It was snowing here all day got about 3 feet of the stuff but it was oh so pretty I managed to get photos whilst it was snowing ! Papa and I just puttered today ! I make a vanilla lemon cake and steak stir fry for supper . Yes out numbered I know that all to well as when our boys come down I am doomed lol ! Both boys are strapping young men and built like tanks and like to bug little Mama see I am only 4"10 lol ! Our oldest calls me Mumzy lol ! Have a good evening and stay cozy !

  4. That looks great fun in the snow and the lasagne looks delicious.

  5. What a fun day you had with all of your boys!! Love all the pictures :)

  6. Hi Cindy

    Great post. Thoroughly enjoyed reading about your fun day with your family and the youngsters. Love those snow photos with the lad in the orange hat and your Bandit.....that looks to me as if they are having a whale of a time. I can almost hear the laughter!

    Keep well

    Amanda :-)

  7. Oh I just love everything about this post. Family food and fun.
    Your Boys are handsome and it looks like they had as much fun as you did. Oh yes and Bandit. I can hear the laughter too just as Crafty in the Mud can:)
    I heard about the early spring forecast YEAH.
    Take care B

  8. well I guess if the snow had to come sometime - it might as well be for Wiarton Willie! I can attest to it being un driveable weather near Saugeen shores yesterday. we had a band of squalls settle itself for a good four hours shutting any chance of movement down.A co-worker of mine is manning our table today at the festivities. Nice that your family could join you!

  9. It looks like you guys had a great time. All that snow! Your family is adorable! I'm stopping by from the hop. If you get a chance i'd love for ya to stop by and say hi. I hope you guys have a great Sunday!


  10. So lovely to have all your boys together. Hope you had a fantastic time. xx

  11. I can't believe how much snow you guys have. So excited about the puppies arrival.......


  12. Hi Cindy, All that snow look like a lot of fun. We never had that much here before. I wouldn't know what to do with myself all day if we did :)

  13. I'm definitely going to have to get out there for that festival sometime!


How nice of you to drop around to have a wee visit with me to see what I have been up to from time to time. I look forward to your comments as they add much brightness to my each and every day to know there are such wonderful people out there.

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