How is it already mid-January? Avery got sick when she went back to school after the holidays and then graciously gave me her cold (I don't even remember the last time I was sick). We've had a lot of sleepless nights, a lot of coughing, a lot of runny noses. We pretty much spent a week snuggling in front of the fire in our jammies. On a side note, in November we switched from ceiling heat to wood stove heat, and last month alone we saved $75. I didn't even mind having to go outside in the freezing cold to get wood.
The only good thing about being sick was introducing Avery to Anne of Green Gables. My brother-in-law gave me the DVD for Christmas, and I immediately ordered the sequel. So we spent the week with Anne, Diana, Marilla, Matthew and Gilbert. And let me tell you...Avery LOVED it. Her favorite part was when Anne quotes Tennyson while floating in the boat, and then Gilbert rescues her. She thought that was the best thing ever. To be honest, it was one of my favorite parts when I was a kid.
Avery was given the most amazing Christmas present from my Aunt Sandy and my Grandma (Avery's Great-Grandma, "GG"). It's called My Giant Busy Box, and it's filled with crafts. It has everything you could think of...animal cutouts, buttons, feathers, pipe cleaners, clay, glue, tissue paper, stickers...everything. Avery loves it, and she's made the cutest little projects with it. It was the best thing to have with a sick kid.
We're finally over our colds, but Avery is still struggling to sleep through the night for some reason. Hopefully we'll be back to our normal sleep routine in the next day or two. Cross your fingers...we could all use some sleep.