Flu Season at the Aney Household
Last month turned out to be quite a douse. We got the horrible stomach flu that lasted for a full week and then got toppled with up with really bad colds (fever, cough, earache, runny/stuffy noses). The whole ordeal lasted about 3 weeks straight. We were literally quarantined in our house the whole time. The stomach flu was so bad that we even went out and bought a Bissell – what a great investment!! I don’t know why we didn’t get one sooner. Grandpa and Grandma came for a surprise visit to help out which was greatly appreciated. And, it really cheered the kids up and distracted them from their flu ailments.
Happy Birthday to Audrey!
Audrey turned 2 a couple of weeks ago. Her birthday party was a fun-filled day. All of the Hennen Aunts and Uncles and Baby Isaac traveled down here for the event. Audrey had a Frosty the Snowman cake which she devoured. Audrey can practically sing the entire Frosty the Snowman song. She has been in LOVE with Frosty since about age 1. Joshua was a very good “Big Brother” for the event and graciously helped Audrey open all of her gifts. He kept reaffirming the fact that his birthday party was next. We had a bit of a scare on Audreys’ big day though with my sister, Mary, having appendicitis. She ended up staying in the hospital for almost three days. She was very very sick. It’s nice to have Mayo around, that’s for sure.
We hosted preschool at our house this past week, so we got to have a Valentine’s Party. The kids made Thumbody Loves You Valentines, played with red and white play-doh (making pink with the two colors), exchanged Valentines, and made a real volcano. The Letter for the week was “V” and the shape was a “heart”.
Audrey’s Wearing Underwear!
I went away of a women’s retreat this past weekend and while I was away, Daddy got Audrey to wear “Big Girl” underwear. Yeah!! Guess I should get away more often. Audrey has been potty-trained for quite a while, but for some reason hated wearing underwear. Audrey has been fully trained and in underwear now for a week with zero accidents. So, I’m hoping we’re in the clear with diapers. Cross your fingers!
When is Spring going to get here?
Overall, we are anxiously awaiting for Spring to get here. The winter is getting long. However, Josh is always ready for more snow to come so he can go “snow-blowing.” Audrey doesn’t like the cold weather so much, but LOVES the “hot toco” (hot cocoa) after we come in from cold. We have drank A LOT of hot cocoa this winter you could say. I think this has been one of the snowiest winters in a long long time.