Sounds like a joke, right? But no joke, Grandma Gail and Grandpa Larry came to visit us the week of Valentine’s Day, and we saw all of the above. First, the chicks in the preschool’s incubator started hatching, and Aurora got to (very gently) hold one of them.
That evening was Special Persons’ Day at our preschool, so Aurora got to show Grandma, Grandpa and Daddy some of her favourite stuff,
like the costume corner and housekeeping area,
making humongous valentine hearts in the art room,
and fun things to do with coloured masking tape.
Aurora came down with a cold that week, but that didn’t stop us from going on the SeaBus ferry, to Lonsdale Quay, in North Vancouver.
We enjoyed our lunch at Lonsdale Quay market because we each got to choose exactly what we wanted. I hadn’t been there since 1992 or so, and I was relieved that it was as easy to get to from the ferry terminal as I remembered.
Grandma Gail brought a plethora of dress-up clothes for Aurora, so now she can be a “princess fairy” any time she likes. Nice dancing, kiddo.
We also drove out to visit Grandma Shaun and Grandpa Bill, and celebrate the two Granddads’ birthdays at the same time, which was a very nice opportunity.
After we dropped off G&G at the airport, we were too bummed to go straight home, so we drove around Sea Island to Iona Beach Park. The sun had dipped below the edge of the dark clouds that we’d had most of the week, and warmed us up a little as we walked in the fresh air.
Bye-bye Grandma & Grandpa! Thanks for the visit!