A busy, travel-filled week for Bailey! I dropped her off at her grandparent’s house on Tuesday night and they left for Sechelt on Wednesday. She did keep a journal, and told me lots of stories when she got home on Saturday so I will pass that along to you.
As mentioned, she spent Tuesday night at her grandparent’s house here in town. Her Dad lives there right now, so she was able to spend some time with him. They made cookies, and he lent her some books, including one about the plants on the coast of B.C. She saw a Monkey Puzzle tree in Sechelt and tried to find it in the book. Other than that she just looked through the book for fun.
Wednesday was spent travelling. They saw a moose outside of Merritt. They stopped in Vancouver for lunch, and then caught their ferry. Bailey was wondering how the ferry floats with all those cars and people on it. We talked about buoyancy (helped by this website) when she got home. (Funny: I asked her what happened to the water when she got into a bathtub and she said, “Uh, it gets dirty?” )
On Thursday Bailey went to the beach with her Grandpa. She brought home three seashells for us. She thinks she noticed the tide going out. That night they went to Gibson’s and saw Avatar. Bailey loved it! She liked the cute stuff in the movie the best.
Bailey’s big adventure on Friday was going horseback riding! It was the first time she had ever been on a horse, and she wrote quite extensively about it. Her horse’s name was Jewel and her horse was tied to the owner’s horse just in case. She was a little scared at first, but by the end she was sad to go. They weren’t allowed to gallop but they did trot a little.
Friday night she used her constellation book and tried to find some stars with her Aunt’s boyfriend, but it was a bit too overcast.
They left early on Saturday. Bailey saw the Olympics countdown clock in Vancouver. She must have been listening to the criticisms that Steve and I have been making about the Olympics, because she gleefully told me about a particularly rude piece of grafitti she saw. “But they misspelled Olympics, mommy! They spelled it O-L-Y-M-P-I-X!” She was more offended by the error than anything else, ha ha.
And that’s it! I’m on the mend from what I now think was food poisoning for sure, so hopefully Bailey will have a fun week this week, too!