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.
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
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.
Bumpers may or may not have been used while bowling ;)
Until next time....