Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Prairie Life by Wide Open

Last Saturday, Janet and I took Finnegan and Keira, along with Auntie Margie, Darren and Sophia, to see "A Prairie Life" which was an amazingly fun puppet show put on by Wide Open at the Refinery. We have been to many of the Wide Open performances over the past couple years and they have always been great fun for the kids. Wide Open also very generously donated to the CF raffle that I coordinated last year by contributing a season family pass!

This most recent performance was an all new puppet show based on the bestselling books by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, illustrated by Yvette Moore (A Prairie Year, Heartland, a Prairie sampler and A Prairie Alphabet). For the adults too it was a totally funny and entertaining show! We all can't wait for the upcoming "Marvelous Munsch!" which will be playing at Easter time.

It was especially fun last weekend because on Sunday while the kids were out at Irish dance with Tim, I received a phone call from Jacklyn Green, Artistic Director of Wide Open, saying that Finnegan had won the draw for the sock puppet prize! Finnegan answered the door to receive his gift and was pretty surprised indeed! Since there are four puppets in the craft kit, Finnegan has thought it best that we all get to make a puppet. One of these weekends when the activities slow down and we all manage to be home together, we plan to have a craft day and put them together.

Thanks to Wide Open! We look forward to more smiles and laughter with their puppets at the Refinery!

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