I love celebrating Valentines day with my family. We have some fun traditions that make the day extra special. Every year the girls come home from school to find little gifts of love from Mom. This year I made each of the girls a special headband or flower to wear. Then I send them to the mail box to collect all the wonderful valentines cards that our family sends. Daddy always brings home something special and this year it was gourmet cupcakes and balloons for the girls and a dozen roses for me. Every year I make gourmet chocolate dipped strawberries for dessert.
Biddy and the Bug
We all got hit with a very horrible stomach bug (gastro-intestinal virus ). The Bellie was sick for a week and the rest of us where feeling crummy for days but the bug hit Biddy especially hard. She would not stop throwing up. She was so exhausted that she fell asleep with her head resting on the edge of the toilet bowl between hurling episodes.
After 48 hours of vomiting with no end in sight I took her to the E.R. The doctors were great and got her pumped with Zofran and fluids within the hour. I was shocked at how sick and lethargic she really was. When they put her I.V. in she didn’t even flinch. The blood work revealed that her glucose levels where far below normal and her hydration level was dangerously low. After three hours on fluids she started to perk up. When her sugar level reached normal again they let us go home. She spent the next week recovering. It was a grueling ordeal for her and it sure helped me appreciate the times when my kids are healthy.
JJ has been talking about building a snowman all winter but was sick every time we had a good snowfall. Then a late February storm dumped 4” and she finally got her chance. She dragged Daddy out to help her and together they built our biggest snowman to date. I especially love his moustache.