Snowmen, stars, and balloons

Happy New Year everyone. Can you believe it's 2011? Crazy right!

Our celebrations were many and each was just as fun as the next.

New Years Eve started off with a trip to Chick Fil-a. At the time I didn't think GG or Little Dude would make it to midnight. They never have before. A countdown to noon party was just what they needed.

We joined everyone in the tri-state area a bunch of other families for food and games. First we started off at the face painting stations where Little Dude chose a snowman (on a 60 degree day, I might add!)


And GG chose a star. She originally wanted a yellow star with a black outline (I am one proud Steeler/Penguin fan mama), but when offered pink, she quickly changed her mind. She's such a girl!


It's really faint, but trust me, there's pink star on her cheek!

Soon after that she played a game of Bingo while Little Dude played in the playroom. That room is pure torture for any parent who chooses to sit in there to watch their kids play. Unfortunately I did have to enter the 7th ring of hell playroom so they could come do the countdown.


It started at 11:59 and when there were 10m seconds left, all of the kids joined in. When we hit 0 the cow pulled the string, balloons dropped, and everyone cheered. How my kids came home with balloons I will never know, but they have been great sources of entertainment this final vacation weekend.

Later that night the husband made the best steaks I have ever had. We had a few drinks while we sat around our make shift campfire roasting marshmallows. We all made it to see the ball drop and ran outside to scream and yell. All in all, it was a good night. And those delicious steaks, that may be the start of a new family tradition!

New Years day started off with some strong coffee (the drinks the night before were quite tasty and abundant) and in the afternoon, the kids and I went bowling with my mom. I was quite impressed that Little Dude bowled not 1, but 2 full games. Other than the one frame where I thought he would break the lane with how he threw the ball, he did pretty well.

I would just like to point out my score for both games combined because I am rather ecstatic about it. It's been a long time since I have bowled!

"E" would be me and that 221 is all mine.

Go me!!!

Bumpers may or may not have been used while bowling ;)

Until next time....


Liz Mays said...

What a great way to bring in the new year! I'm so impressed with your bowling score. I've never hit 100 in my life, and you topped 200! You rock!

Oka said...

WTG bowling!

Happy New Year, it sounds like fun was had :D

Unknown said...

We did a noon New Year's party too. Ours was at home. I wish our Chick Fil-A had one. It looks like it was a lot of fun.

Kmama said...

That is so cool that Chik fil A did a count down to noon!

I had my first experience at Chik Fil A in North Carolina. YUM!

The Drama Mama said...

I wish I had known about the Chik-Fil-A party. We usually do their special things. We sat at home though as I fought off a stomach issue.

Jellybean tried to stay up to watch the ball drop but she ended up going to bed around 10:30.

Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

Sounds like yall had a great time! I was asleep before 10 on Mew Years Eve...sad huh?
New Years day I didnt do anything...actually was a bit blue. I got over it though with a little help from Joss Stone blaring the speakers while I put all the Christmas stuff away.

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