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18 Mar, 2009

March Break update: day two and three-point-five

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|Easy ways to make kids happy

It’s Wednesday and we’re up to day three of March Break already. I can hardly believe it.

Day two was spent thusly:

  • lolling around in PJs watching Ruby Gloom
  • playing outside
  • eating breakfast for lunch
  • poking around the Experimental Farm with friends
  • walking down to Westboro Village for coffee and cookies
  • visiting the candy store
  • walking to the grocery store for dinner and cupcake ingredients
  • checking out a new Mediterranean pastry shop after dinner

Today, so far, we:

  • drove daddy to work (the girls wore their PJs in the car. They were thrilled.)

The girls are watching (more) Ruby Gloom at the moment. Plans are rather loosey goosey because I have some work to finish up this morning, but that’s okay. Our day may or may not include cupcake making, crafting, and a movie. It will include laundry whether we like it or not.

6 Responses to "March Break update: day two and three-point-five"

1 | ian

March 18th, 2009 at 9:37 am


Nice n easy. Nothing wrong with that!
Wish we lived closer to Westboro – I really miss being able to walk outside, and then wander around the local business area… Kanata is sooooooooooooooo boring that way.
Should have settled into that area… of course, it’s not that bad here – the girls can hop on their bikes and go all over the burbs to see friends, parks… I suppose your kids must be able to do that too though.
Listened to the radio show – nicely done! My two younger girls are 7 and 9 too! We’re going to hit the pool today, maybe a movie or cosmic adventures tomorrow…

2 | Loukia

March 18th, 2009 at 9:44 am


I love Westboro…. my dad recently sold his car dealership (he as on the corner of Island Park and Richmond) and I used to love taking the kids there and hanging out and talking walks… and The Candy Store… heaven! I love it, so pretty! Sounds like you’re having a fun March break with your children. :) Now I want to make cupcakes tonight!

3 | Amy @ Muddy Boots

March 18th, 2009 at 1:10 pm


Totally OT, but is the Experimental Farm free? I’ve never been there, or really even looked into it much, just know I’ve seen it on the map (that we still take everywhere cause we haven’t been here long enough to know how to navigate this city!).

4 | J.

March 18th, 2009 at 3:00 pm


Sounds like you’re have a good march break. :)

5 | Loukia

March 19th, 2009 at 7:37 am


Amy – It is not free – maybe on some days, or after a certain hour, but we have memberships to that museum and I can’t remember the cost right now but you also get into a couple other museums in Ottawa with that membership, too. It’s a great place for the kids, especially in the summer! :)

6 | andrea

March 19th, 2009 at 8:03 am


The actual animal farm part isn’t free, but anyone is free to walk around the ornamental gardens, between the pastures and the small greenhouse. We do that a lot in the summertime. It is a pretty spot.

They had a membership promotion when we went too. Exp.Farm membership also covers the aviation museum and science and tech, but I’d have to look that up. :)

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