We celebrated the New Year twice!
On Dec. 30th, we had some friends over for dinner. Because they were coming early so their boys and our boys could play, we just had some pizza from Costco. It was easiest and appeases the picky eaters in the bunch.
I usually go to Costco on a weekday by myself and it's fun but I do go often. Rich doesn't get to go much so when he does we always take longer, look at things we don't need and sometimes we talk ourselves into something. Rich likes to look at the electronics. Just to see what's there. While we did discuss new luggage at length and even tested out some that we liked, we did not make any unplanned purchases -- or we only made one minor unplanned purchase.
Like I said, we were having friends over for dinner. It was New Year's Eve's Eve so we had to celebrate. The boys saw a "party pack" that had hats, plates, invitations, balloons, and all sorts of fun stuff -- 240+ pieces of "Happy New Year's Eve" stuff! Originally we said no. Then Rich changed his mind because he really wanted it! We got home and decorated the house and Josh wrote out the invitations.
You can see the kids were excited.
Sam liked blowing the horn. He put the hat on all by himself too.
Then for New Year's Eve, our friends invited us over to their place for dinner and a New Year's Celebration. Although since we both have young children, we decided celebrating "Greenwich Mean Time" New Years would be best.
After dinner we went out and lit sparklers.
And there were fireworks -- although those pictures didn't show up very well.
And since Sam's sleep schedule lately is more of a 3 month old rather than a 3 year old, he was exahusted, so we went home after the fireworks were done. Both boys were in bed and asleep quite quickly!
Rich and I actually managed to stay up until midnight. It was quite by accident, but it was fun to ring in the New Year. And fortunately, Sam and Josh must have been absolutely worn out from all the fun we've had this Christmas Break because they actually slept the whole night through and didn't wake up until 6:30! Woo Hoo! Then they played in Josh's room together until 7:00!
Way to ring in the New Year all fresh and rested!
I wish you all a happy and healthy 2008!