We started this week with a visit from my parents. We met for lunch in Roberts Creek and a walk on the beach and they stayed the night at our home.
We celebrated Rose’s birthday (a little early) with them. I think she had a nice time!
On Monday Rose had a half day of kindergarten and after picking her up with my mom and dad we had a little beach time before I had to get Pearl from school
This week was all half days for Rose which meant I still had a lot of back and forth between home and school. But morning drop-off time was the same for both girls so I had about 2 and a half hours on my own every day. I did things like cleaning my bathroom, reading, vacuuming, visiting the RCMP station to get a criminal record check done, browsing the thrift store, and prepping meals.
Rose and I had a couple of hours in the afternoons before getting Pearl from school. We did things like eating lunch, playing at the park, riding bikes, baking scones, and watching the big kids at school have a mini Sports Day on Friday afternoon.
In other excitement, one evening Peter and I were chatting in our kitchen, shortly after the girls went to bed, when we glanced out the window to see a black bear walk across our driveway. We could hear some neighbourhood kids still outside so Peter grabbed the bear spray and went out to make sure they went indoors. The bear ambled into the neighbours’ front yard and then came back through the bushes into our driveway. (Peter hopped over into the yard of our neighbour on the other side rather than try to sneak past the bear.) The bear came into our carport, sniffed our (empty) garbage and compost bins, and came right to the bottom of our front steps. I took a video from the kitchen window and realized this was the closest I’d ever come to a bear.
He looked like a youngish adult and was pretty roly-poly. Unfortunately he didn’t seem phased by the proximity of people so we may see him again.