New Years Eve fell on a Monday this year. RB had to work, so the girls and I went to a local pottery painting place and they spent the morning painting. A big thanks to Uncle Jim and Katie for the gift certificates for Christmas... they were pumped to be able to pick out whatever they wanted to paint. (I normally steer them towards the cheap because it can get very expensive, very quickly).
We had a quick lunch at Panera where I watched Addi eat an entire bowl (not cup, BOWL) of creamy tomato soup. All the girls must have been starving because normally I can sneak a couple of bites of macaroni and cheese from either Ali or Ainsley... but not that day! They both inhaled their lunch too... so now I'm craving Panera mac and cheese since I didn't get my little taste. Ha!
After lunch, we headed home to just hang out around the house and wait for RB to come home. We never go anywhere on New Year's Eve and made home-made pizzas for dinner that night.
Uncle Joey gave the girls a popcorn popper for Christmas, so later that night we got that out. Ainsley was very impatient for the popper to get warmed up and was standing on a chair next to the counter and said... C'mon little buddy... pop that corn!
You never know what is going to come out of her mouth... Ha!
Aunt Koko had sent us home with some sparkling grape juice, and fun (margarita) glasses to toast in the new year. The girls tried one tiny little sip of the grape juice... and spit it out. We ended up toasting in the new year around 8:30 that night with milk.
Ali's face after trying the sparkling grape juice... ha!
|I think my favorite part of the night is when the girls were clinking their glasses together and yelling... ALOHA... Took me a minute, but I figured out they were trying to do "Cheers"-- Ha!|
This is how we spent the rest of the evening....
The girls stayed up until after 10, but I was already dozing in the recliner by that point. After we set the DVR for the ball drop, we all headed to bed.
I've said this every year since we had kids... maybe next year we'll make it to midnight.