Seriously. I'm over winter, snow, and all of the germy sickness that comes with it. Hannah came home last Thursday saying she was tired, and it's only gotten worse from there. Last night was the first night she slept peacefully and in her own bed the entire night. She's FINALLY going back to school today, and I've missed her going as much as she misses being there. Norah's sick too now, so no amount of hand washing and what not keeps anyone from getting it around here. She's coughing and snotty and yesterday had a fever and was miserable. She just wanted to snuggle and be held all day.
On another note, I have just over a month until the girls birthday party... March 7, afternoonish :) I'm trying to determine what's the best way to do things, since there are a lot of people who want to come, and not everyone wants to be here late into the evening. I think what we'll probably end up doing is that I'll plan lunch for any of my family (you know who you are) who want to come down after church. Then anyone who lives around here that wants to come over around 2:30 or 3 can do that, then we'll have cake and maybe order a pizza for anyone who sticks around. It sounds like a plan to me, and in my head.
I'm also thinking that maybe we should try to do a book exchange party. Really, the girls don't need any gifts, they have plenty. So I was telling Steven that I've heard that everyone brings one book for each child they're bringing, and they also leave with one book for each child, though they get all switched around, so everyone gets something new. I think it's fair, the girls will each get a new book, and I won't get a mountain of toys from their friends that they don't *need*.