Hi there! We are officially into summer and the last week of school. We’re counting down the days in our house, not because we don’t love school but because we’re so excited to be together as a family every day and looking forward to many summer adventures. Some highlights this week:
- A story that Pearl wrote was chosen to be included in the 2021 Coastal Voices Anthology. This is a collection of writing from students across the Sunshine Coast, assembled in partnership with the school district and the Festival of the Written Arts. This year there were 900 submissions and 150 pieces were picked. She was so excited and proud of herself!
- This week Pearl also got to go on a field trip where she went on a school bus for the first time. Thus far, field trips have all been within walking distance of the school but this time they visited a farm in Pender Harbour. Filling out permission forms and riding the bus was a big novelty for Pearl and once again I am reminded of how special this little experiences have become in a post-Covid world.
- Our big news here is that BC has entered into the next stage of re-opening! One of the big changes for this stage is unrestricted travel around the province. For us this means we can see our extended family again. This week my parents came to visit and this weekend Peter’s brother and his brother’s wife and their kids have come to town. We haven’t seen any of them since late August/early September of 2020 so this has been lovely to spend time together again.
- My dress challenge continues about the same. Weather was a bit better this week but I still skipped a couple of days. I’m running into the same problem I have in previous years, namely that some of my dresses are a little fancier than my daily life calls for. This week was also my first dress re-wear of the month. What remains to be seen is when I will finally clean this mirror!