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The Flu and a Smile

This week a stomach flu bug visited our house. Mataya was first, though I had convinced myself all of her symptoms were teething related. Then Joash got sick in bed during the night. I was sick the entire next day and it hit Wilbert this morning. Thankfully, it seems like a 24 hour thing, so you bounce back pretty quickly. The kids are great, and I am pretty close, so hopefully Wilbert is back on track tomorrow. I am thankful  for a husband who has the flexibility to stay home for a good chunk of the day if needed, in-laws across the road to take the kids for few hours and that Wilbert and I were sick on different days. God is good!

But needless to say, this was a pretty low key Valentine's Day. But thanks for the fun package, Grandpa and Grandma!

And here is a smile from Mataya for you:

That's right, we are sporting a ponytail now. Her front section of hair is quite long and was starting to get in her eyes all of the time. So we are now doing the side ponytail, which is pretty cute.

And a Joash story for a smile for you.

Tonight I made some grilled cheese sandwiches for supper. Joash thinks they are called "Girled Cheese."

So, as I put a few pieces on Mataya's tray for her, Joash tells her, " It's girled cheese Mataya. You should eat it and like it because you are a girl."

And she did.


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