Friday Five – Wonder Woman, Lego, Pottery, Neighbours Day and a Ventriloquist

Friday Five – Wonder Woman, Lego, Pottery, Neighbours Day and a Ventriloquist

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Friday Five…5 things that are bringing me bliss this week!  It’s starting to feel like summer, and we’ve got a jam-packed weekend ahead of us!  PA Day movie, Lego, getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather!

1. Wonder Woman

I have very fond memories of my childhood.  Raised in a family of all girls, my mother made sure we believed we could do anything, be anything, that boys could.  Now that I am a mother, I may have two boys who are all about superheroes, but I’m still raising them with the same principles, that girls can do anything.

In that vein, I was stoked to take them (and my mom) to see Wonder Woman today.  And I want to love this movie, I really do!!!  But I have to say, it was just good.  It started out really great!  Diana the child is fiery, precocious, adorable.  Gal Gadot is perfect in this role, fierce, yet kind.  The storyline and the scenes of the Amazon tribe of women, wonderful.  And I like Chris Pine and his character Steve.

Something just sort of unraveled in the ending, and I was left missing something.  I do think the reviews I have read so far are pretty on point.  The movie is inspiring, certainly for little girls who so desperately need some mainstream female idols, and I think it will still accomplish that.  But as a true fan, I wanted just a little bit more.  I’m hoping a few more viewings, maybe when it comes out on Blu-Ray, will do the trick.

Did you see it yet?  What are your thoughts?  I’d be interested to know!

2. Lego Fidget Spinners

Today is a PA Day for the boys, and I’m always on the lookout for stuff to keep them busy, without their electronics.  Luckily this week, Lego posted on their Facebook page instructions for a few different Lego Fidget Spinners!  Pretty sure we’ll be able to scrounge up the pieces to make these today!  I’ll post pictures of what the boys come up with, and I’d love to see your creations too!

3. Waterloo Potters Open House and Seconds Sale

Celebrate Summer with Waterloo Potters Workshop!  They are hosting their annual Open House and Seconds Sale this weekend, June 3 and 4.   Located in Waterloo Park, at the Eby Farmhouse across from Lion’s Lagoon, this is our opportunity to tour the workshop, catch a demo of pottery being thrown on the wheel, and let the kids play with clay.  You can also shop the pottery “seconds” that have been donated, with all proceeds benefiting local children’s charities!

4. Neighbours Day

This annual City of Kitchener event happens the second Saturday in June, this year on June 10.  Free events and activities are happening all over the city, as part of the “Festival of Neighbourhoods” initiative…garage sales, BBQs, sports, movie nights, outdoor activities, cooking demos and more!!  You can check out what’s happening near you or host your own event!

My family is looking forward to playing soccer with the KW United Football team, Food Trucks and Movie Night at Max Becker Common in Williamsburg!  What is your neighbourhood up to?

5. Darci Lynn

Check out this audition video from America’s Got Talent.  Darci Lynn is a 12 year old ventriloquist, not your ordinary, everyday talent!!  It’s pretty clear she wow’d everyone, including the judges!

Well, that’s it for this week’s edition of the Friday Five!  What’s been great in your world this week?   Leave a comment below, or find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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