Truth be told, New Years is a difficult holiday to celebrate with three kids age 4 and younger. However, since it is a "holiday" and I do like to celebrate any/all holidays, I found a way to customize the celebration to our liking...
Gone are the days of waiting up until Midnight to ring in the new year with friends and gorge ourselves on food while we wait. Now, we celebrate it at 8:00 pm (that's close enough to the East coast right? Or some coast I'm sure) and we do our own little countdown with the kids. Then the confetti, the kazoos, the balloons, and the celebrations erupt. The kids loved it this year of course but who wouldn't when we eat snacks all night, make annoying noises with our kazoos in each others faces, pull pop-em bottles of confetti, make a mess, and wear silly headbands while we dance around in our pajamas? A fun time was had by all! Welcome to 2014!!
|Getting ready for our countdown. Kazoos are only fun (for Mommy) for the first 1.5 minutes. I think I ended up hiding them or breaking them "on accident" shortly after this.|
|This little nugget tired out pretty quickly but we did manage to get a cute little photo of her in her decorations before she did.|
|Jonas ringing in the new year (aka 8:01pm) with a bit of the bubbly....sparkling Apple Cider. Not sure if I should be concerned with how quickly he took to the punch. He had about four glasses back-to-back.|
|Addison took a liking to the punch as well but since she's always a lady she didn't tip back nearly as many. Look at those dainty pinkies.|
|Proof that Daddy joined us in the celebration...see there are his arms! Mommy, of course was documenting the whole thing and thus missed out on being in any pictures. I really do need to get better about that.|