Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cut Me Some Slack...The Entertainment Budget is Tight!



I guess you could say I have Disneyland taste on a SouthTowne Mall budget.  I know that everyone is feeling a bit of the Economic Pinch these days, but come on...that pinch must hurt pretty bad to make the Bears resort to the mall for family recreation!

Somebody please tell me that there will come a day when we will look back on these times and laugh! 

We will say, "Remember when we used to take the kids to Hot Dog on Stick for dinner and let them play at DinoTowne for a night out!"  

It will be funny then right?





The way we were snapping pictures you would think we were at Disneyland! :)


Look at the action!

You can't beat an evening that ends with an IceCream Cone!
I don't care where you are!

Economic Pinch or not...the Widdowson Bears will find a way to stay entertained!

13 comments:

Sarah and Ty said...

sounds like my kinda night!! you went all out in my opinion:) We love DinoLand! But to throw ice cream & the carousal too??

Aubree said...

I think that sounds great! I honestly think I remember doing the little stuff like that with my family than the big trips! Your baby boy is looking so grown up! *sniff sniff*

April said...

That's a great night on the town, and no airports or hours in the car either, that's a HUGE bonus! Gotta love a mall night, I know my kids do!

Jodie said...

The funniest part about this whole post is that WE DOT THE SAME THING?! So does that mean we're both pathetic, or that it's not quite as weird as we thought? Let's hope it's the latter. :) So how bout Friday night? See you there? Just kidding...

Stephen and Effie said...

there is nothing wrong with free play at the mall. Dallen asks me to go the the "dolphin store" all the time to play on the animal shaped toys. I am too stingy to let the kids do the cars that move, you are better then us you paid for the carousel. speaking of disneyland maybe just you could come with my sisters to CA the end of may to meet the new baby?!!!!!

Payne Family said...

Mind-
I won't start to worry until you start using local fountains to save money on water! Cute pics! The last one of you and Jon looks like the famous Gabe and Jen pose! Lets get together soon! P.S. That Jay Robb is full of crap! J/K :)

Bobbi Phillips said...

I need to start going to your mall. That would save me money everytime I go. I won't be able to do any shopping cuz I wouldn't be able to get Kinzi to leave. Looks like you had lots of fun!!

Laura said...

Mind', First off you look so beautiful! It looks like you guys had a blast at the mall!!! The kids are growing up so fast!

You're such a great Mom!! You know I was thinkin' my favorite memories as a kid where when we had zero money..seriously, they are the best memories! We will all look back on this "economic crisis" with fond memories of our family time together!

Love Ya!!

crombie said...

Hey Mindy! way to use a little creativity for family outings- who needs all the extra fluff that kids don't always appreciate anyway? can you believe the school year is almost over and our girls will be in 1st grade? btw, if you ever really do go to disneyland, we live close by and would love to see you guys!

Trish said...

We used to go and just ride the escalator because Gabe loved that!!

Hey - I'm glad you are interested in the Fitness Program! If you can't get 10 people, no problem. We can put your group with another small group. Let me know what you think!!

Laura said...

Mind' thanks for your sweet words and prayers. She is doing better and better every day!! Hope you are well! Love ya!!

Jules said...

All the kids care about is having fun. Cali or Utah they looked like they really enjoyed the time with their family. Look at the smiles on their faces! Miss ya girl TONS!!!!

Stephen and Effie said...

Some new pics please