1) Valentine's Day... We gave each of our girls a handmade valentine with a letter inside. My oldest's little love tank is filled by kind words and affirmations. I'm not sure what all fills Abby's love tank, but I'm sure a love letter doesn't hurt. Side Note: I need to refinish our table in some way. I'm almost embarrassed to post pictures of it on here.
My shaky hands had a hard time doing these but the girls loved them.
2) Knocked Down... The past two weeks have just been rough. It started with both girls being sick 2 weekends ago. After that illness was over, Steve and I had to navigate some very difficult personal issues. After several days of sleepless nights, tears, and long talks, things were finally looking to be on the upswing. Then, we noticed that Hayley's lingering cough was getting worse. A trip to the pediatrician confirmed our suspicions that she needed antibiotics and steroids. Unfortunately, on our way to the doctor's office, I literally had to hold my head up with my hands because I was in so much pain/felt so sick. I ended up being diagnosed with the flu, and Hayley and I spent most the week resting at home while Abby was in school and Steve was in Phoenix on business. It appears that we're on the upswing. Pray that we're on the upswing! Please!