More and more signs are pointing to our province coming down from the heights of the so-called Third Wave. Vaccinations across Canada continue to pick up; in our own community over half of the adult population has been vaccinated. First responders and essential workers have been vaccinated here in the past week and I know this is a huge weight off for many people.
Sometimes I start thinking about writing this post and it feels like I won’t have much to say. Then I begin to think over my week, look at the pictures I’ve taken, and I always realize how much there is to highlight and be thankful for. Here are a few from this past week:
Teachers who do things to include little sisters. Pearl came home with a copy of this little book just for Rose. Her teachers’ are so thoughtful about including Rose in school life in various small ways. I never expected the way they choose to invest into our entire family.
The bench is complete! I mentioned our new project a couple weeks ago, of fixing up this free bench to bring inside. I neglected to take a picture of the actual bench but here it is in our house:
Pearl brought home a book about beavers from the school library to share with Rose (and Justin Beaver) and it includes this fun fact and picture that I cannot stop laughing at:
The Pig is ready for summer!
When your weekly greens are so pretty you stick them in a vase and then they flower:
And more things growing in our garden! We planted these strawberries two years ago and they’ve never done anything but produce a lot of runners. This year I pruned them way back and have kept them pruned and they are flowering for the first time! Peas are starting to sprout and this tulip bed has bloomed. It always blooms a little later than the rest of the tulips in our yard. Pearl and I planted these bulbs three or four years ago and there are fewer that come up every year (snacks for some critters, I think) so tulip bulbs will be on the garden list for this autumn. Our lilac trees are also blooming beautifully now!
And some random photos from the week of other moments that made me happy.