Monday, April 17, 2006

The Peep Finale

On Saturday night, Luisa and I sat down with 150 peeps (30 of each color I found - red, blue, purple, pink and yellow), a box of toothpicks and 200 bamboo skewers. I had a few ideas but no definite plans. We turned ourselves over to the process and created this year's centerpiece together.

Luisa: Alright, we have 30 rows of each color.
Me: Let's create squares.
Luisa: We have 30 rows and we need 4 skewers per square, so, four goes into 30 7 times.
Me: We can make 7 squares then?
Luisa: Yes, but some will be multi-colored.
Me: No, I don't want multicolored squares...


This is what happens when a math geek and a Peep freak get together. Luisa was right there with me...skewering, figuring, theorizing and creating. As we were lining up the skewers to make the squares, I said, "They have to face out." Luisa said, "Of course they do!" It was one of those moments when I realize that she just "gets" me and I fell in love with her all over again right on the spot. By the way, Happy 13th Anniversary Luisa!

One thing we noticed this year is that the Peep eyes were rather haphazard. One purple Peep had three eyes, one of which was on its tail. There were also some weepy Peeps...


And without further ado...I present the 2006 Peep Centerpiece...














That's it...we are done with the Peeps until 2007!

5 comments:

sarah g said...

wow vikki! you have constructed a beautiful peep pyramid! i thought i was productive this weekend and all i did was bring out my recycling...

Susan Raffo said...

I have nothing to say. I am in awe.

Emptyman said...

I want to see little mini-peeps on their knees genuflecting before the Peep Ziggurat.

How much Easter sugar do you have to consume before erecting such an edifice? It reminds me, in a way, of a meth lab; cranked-up freaks are great at the repetitive tasks necessary to make more ice.

Kristin said...

We're still eating our portion of the peep pyramid

Yvonne said...

That is so peepingly creative!!! I'll have to remember that for next year!