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07 Apr, 2012

Must be Spring

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy

If there’s one kind of children’s toy I love more than any it’s outdoor toys. Skates, bikes, ride-ons, wagons, skipping ropes, kites, stilts (YES), balls, you name it… it is in our garage. We also have one pogo stick, as our youngest will demonstrate below.

Speaking of toys, I can’t wait to show you what Sarah is getting for her birthday. (!)


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1 | Nadine

April 8th, 2012 at 1:02 am

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Fantastic! I would have lasted about 4 hops before collapsing… I’m quite certain that you could register her time in the Guinness Book of Records !

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  • andrea tomkins: Boggle is a great suggestion Sarah! I will dig ours out of our game shelf. Marc, there are definitely some interesting puzzles there. Thanks for s
  • Marc Savoie: I love puzzles too, but haven't done one in ages. I'd need to get a puzzle mat, cause I have 2 cats, so puzzle pieces left sitting out would NOT last
  • Colleen: Burnt toast. In the time before YouTube I had to try and explain the Heritage Minute to friends overseas. And the PolkaDotDoor. I still use "The Pol
  • Stacey K: At Halloween this year, I found myself singing "When you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last? Do you suck them very slowly or crunch them
  • Sarah McCormack: p.s. I would never pay $50 for that puzzle! lol.....just an example of the type we do over the holidays!!!
  • Sarah McCormack: I really love this post, Andrea and can relate! we do a lot of things with our boys (13,10) and this time of year it is a bit tougher for sure. the ev
  • Big questions and some screen-free family time >> a peek inside the fishbowl: […] – I recently discovered a love for puzzles, and the kids came around to doing it with me too. We need more cool puzzles […]

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our two daughters Emma (15) and Sarah (13). I am the editor of the Kitchissippi Times, Capital Parent Newspaper, and a regular contributor to MediaSmarts.ca. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger, and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999... which makes me either a total dinosaur or a veteran, I'm not sure which! The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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