a peek inside the fishbowl

10 Apr, 2007

Easter is over. And all we have left is a lot of chocolate.

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Misc. life

We had a lovely Easter weekend thankyouverymuch. Other than Sarah’s party on Saturday it was a little on the quiet side, mostly because of the weather. You see, weather-wise it was borderline winter here in Ottawa, which really didn’t motivate me to get outdoors.

I forgot to show pics! Here’s our Easter tree. Note the hanging-bluebird-egg decorations we made.


And here are the newest additions to our rabbit family. They are the brown ones in the foreground. We woke to find them in this stand-off position. But don’t worry, they get along just fine.


There are a few more on Flickr.

A few of you might be wondering what I did with the 40 or so extra Peeps I have lying around. The answer: nothing. Gah. I am going to melt them into Peeps Krispies today because there’s no way we can eat them all.

Unrelated newsflash: Emma walked to school on her stilts today.

What’s new with you?

Ok. Back to work.

5 Responses to "Easter is over. And all we have left is a lot of chocolate."

1 | Porter

April 10th, 2007 at 10:02 am


Love the Easter tree, and the blue birds.

What’s new? My bambino (nearly 2 yr old…going on 5) has the stomach flu……….I’m disinfecting everything and making everyone develop red, chapped hands trying to avoid cross contamination. Arghhhhhhh.

2 | Jenny

April 10th, 2007 at 10:35 am


Wow! i love that easter tree. so cute!!! Makes me smile when i look at that! Thanks for brighten up my day!

3 | Miss Vicky

April 10th, 2007 at 3:09 pm


damn, I should have mooched some peeps from you. I had a crouching tiger, hidden peep photo ready to go, but alas, I couldn’t find any in the ‘hood and there was no way I was going to Wal-Mart!

I love the bunny collection.

4 | BeachMama

April 10th, 2007 at 3:35 pm


Love the Easter Tree. And the new bunnies, priceless.

How fun that Emma walked to school on her stilts. And we are sick of this borderline winter weather too!

5 | zhenia

April 10th, 2007 at 9:49 pm


*insert obligatory breeding like rabbits joke here*

I can’t believe no one beat me to that one.

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