Scott and I never go out without the kids. And I really mean never...at most we are without Jack and Logan 3 times a year. So this evening, New Year's Eve, was no different. I was happy to be with the boys but was looking to make it special. Unfortunately, we are a bit lacking in the tradition department for New Years. Here is what our night consisted of:
6:03 PM - dinner served with sparkling cranberry juice
6:37 PM - get the boys to help make chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
6:39 PM - the boys lose interest in making cookies and begin rough-housing
7:01 PM - turn on The Secrets of the Furious Five (Kung Fu Panda's extra combo pack DVD) however in an effort to get the boys to wind down and sit still for a few minutes, Mama clearly picked the wrong movie
7:11 PM - eat said cookies warm, again Mama rethinks her decision...giving sugar to already wild boys while watching a martial arts cartoon?
7:24 PM - enact new family rule: no performing Kung Fu moves on Mama
7:49 PM - carry the boys in their PJs out front to yell "Happy New Year!" because Jack was concerned that the rest of the world was unaware of the holiday and felt it his duty to shout it from the top of his lungs
Tomorrow, the first day of 2009, I'm hoping we head to the beach or take a hike.
So what does your family do to ring in the New Year? I realize it's a bit late for our family this year but I'm hoping to get some ideas for next year.
Happy New Year!