new years eve with kids

I just want to have the creative chalkboard power of Little Baby Garvin. I truly do. In the meantime I follow her lead and just hope to one day be as awesome as she is in that department.

Anyways. New Year's Eve. What seems like a lifetime ago but really was only two weeks past. We always spend NYE with our neighbors. They are no longer our actual neighbors but they were kind enough to make the drive over hill and dale to come to our house armed with sleeping bags and pillows and a few mason jars of milk to celebrate the ending of the year. 

This year we had two very special guests for an hour or so, Matt's youngest brother and his girlfriend were in from Oregon and stopped by the meet the baby and share their Cards Against Humanity with us. Which we never played because we are old farts who go to bed early. But. Next time! 

We had a nice dinner. We put on a movie for the kids in their jammies. We made popcorn and opened up champagne. And we watched last year's ball drop and pretended it's this year's, which as you can see below, the kids were just super excited about. The night was calmer than most which was surprising, but that might be because I had a two week old and I was sleepy. Or because all the kids were either recovering from a bug or on the brink of getting a bug. But we rung in the New Year shortly before 10 p.m. and to bed we went.

I'll allow the coed sleepover. So long as there are chaperones. Forever and ever.

Last year's NYE here.