Remember last week when Olivia announced the presence of the stomach flu in our family at our Girl Scout Christmas party? And then Gabe got it? And then Matthew?
Guess who else got it? Me. Then Matt. It was all sorts of terrible. Plus I’ve been feeling really down in the dumps lately and stomach flu is not likely to raise a girl’s spirits. So I really needed to find some !!! moments this week. Lucky for me, I was able to find quite a few. More than you would think in the midst of all that….well, I’ll spare you the details.
This is how I knew it was coming…this is Matthew 3 minutes after walking in the door from getting haircuts…at 4 p.m…the day before the flu hit the fan.
Of course he does fall asleep very easily…especially if you’re on the way home from your first Christmas celebration at Grandpa’s…
Beautiful post-French-braid curls always make me smile…
As does watching her perform a new skill…putting on socks!
Or my youngest rediscovering a classic favorite from the Christmas advent calendar “Lucky Bag” as he calls it. The kids pick a little treat or activity every day. This old-timer was a hit. (It’s Play-Doh if you can’t tell.)
Or this adorable notepad my friend Amy got me for Christmas. I’m over the moon over this little thing. She knows me so well.
Or coming home from Olivia’s final scoliosis brace fitting (more on that later) and finding this wonderful surprise left by my MIL…folded freaking laundry!
Or this little gem that Matt found at an estate sale last week for $1. It alternately reminds me of the Christmas Vacation movie…and the Baby Einstein videos.
Ah…and I saved the best for last.
Need I say more?