Sound nice doesn't it? I was laid out for almost a week. Jeremy took on all my duties while I was sick, which included hosting Emma's preschool Valentine's party. Here he is making cookies. In our vast baking experience, we forgot that sugar cookies do indeed spread while they are baking. So the lovely heart shapes morphed into a blob shape. And we were in fact, disappointed at this discovery when he took the blobs out of the oven. However, we providentially were on the speaker phone with Jeremy's mom at the time. She suggested we go back over the blobs with our heart cookie cutter while they were still warm. And, viola, the large blobs turned into adorable hearts and we got to eat the extra.
Jeremy hosted the party complete with perfectly shaped heart cookies. Emma was excited to have her Daddy go to school with her. Apparently the party was a success, her first words when she got home from preschool were, "the party was great, mommy!"
I am much better now, I have been catching up on piles of laundry and papers. Once I recovered, I went to an amazing conference last weekend with some girlfriends.
This past Monday, we took Emma, who has suffered from substantial hearing loss, to get tubes in her ears and her adenoids out. Calming her down after the surgery took longer than the actual procedure. She has been hearing new sounds like birds chirping, water running out of the faucet and the toilet flushing. We are so thankful this is behind us and are still amazed that she could still communicate with us while her hearing was so limited.