Friday, January 2, 2009

A Very Merry New Year

We celebrated New Year's Eve with the kids as has become our tradition. We get out the party hats and the "happy new year" necklaces. We get out the wine glasses and the sparkling grape juice. We get out the horns and the paper poppers. We choose a random time and just start counting down to the new year at the Zebra household.

We ate our appetizers for supper, M played Dance Dance Revolution on the Wii, D tried to get into everything, K built yet another creation with his Legos.

Craig brought home another present for me:We got our pajamas on and played some Sonic on the Wii before M and K started fighting too much and we shuffled them off to bed. K, of course, stayed up another hour or longer busy in his bedroom tinkering with his building supplies.

Craig and I watched Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve and tinkered with the new laptop.

It was a low-key celebration, which is how I really like them to be these days.

Moments before the ball was to drop (recorded and played later here in central) Miss M woke up to use the bathroom. I ushered her downstairs and she sat on my lap to watch the ball begin its decent.

Look at all those people there celebrating! I told her. They are in New York City and they all went out to celebrate a new year arriving. M mumbled something in response but I think she was in awe of the sight. You just saw the new year arrive M! Her smile lit up the darkened room. The baby lay on the floor, slumbering and waiting to be transferred to her crib. Her brother lay sleeping finally upstairs in his bedroom.

The ball dropped and I received a new year's kiss from my husband and my first-born child. I can't think of a better way to start the year.

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Anonymous said...

Looks like it was party time at the H house!! Amma

Kelly Drill said...

Aaaaaaw, so nice! Sounds like a great time.

chelle said...

awww how perfect!!!
I like your new header btw (and the changes you wrote about are totally doable, my adorable family is keeping me from working but i will get to it soon!)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

That is a great way to start the new year!!


for a different kind of girl said...

And it sounds like it was the perfect night! Happy new year...a few hours later!

Jeff said...

Even though I was caught wearing a tiara... our night was relatively mellow as well. We went to a party with about 8 other couples our age, and at around 10:45 several of them said they were going to do their celebration at the NY countdown at 11:00 instead of waiting till midnight so they could go home and go to bed. I laughed at how things had changed since we were in college.

Alex Elliot said...

Sounds like a great New Year! I totally want Dance Dance Revolution.

Diesel said...

I totally need that Dance Dance Revolution thing.

Happy New Year!

louann said...

Happy New Year!!! =)

Kate said...

Happy new year! Looks like it was a fun party.

And a new laptop? Whoo-hoo! Can't think of a better way to start the new year.

Guinevere Meadow said...

Sounds like you had a fun evening!

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