Wednesday, December 31, 2008

In desperate need of New Year's traditions...

Scott and I never go out without the kids. And I really mean 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 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!


  1. Okay, so we did exactly....nothing! The big kids headed out to see friends. The little ones had a tpical night of games and stories. I told them this morning that it was January 2009. :-)

    Last year we had a party complete with hats, blowers, etc. If I had thought about it, I would have pulled out the extras from last year. Hmm. Maybe I'll go do that now!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Hubby & I get to go on a date or hang with friends and the kids spend the night with my parents. That is the only time they stay away from us. This year was the first time that all three actually made it through the night though. Some years we are hopping in the car at 1am to get one of them because they want to sleep in their own bed. But...atleast we get a date. Maybe from here out we will have the whole night to ourselves. The kids celebrate with Nonnie & Papa with Sparkling cider and hats, blowers, bubbles, etc. Then do Mc Donalds for breakfast. Fun for them. That's about it.

  3. Our only tradition for New Years eve it to make Rotel cheese dip. How sad is that? LOL I like you put "make cookies with the boys" and 2 minutes later they lose interest. You were doing great to get them to last 2 minutes!

  4. At the Sneaky household we didn't do much either. I think that as the munchkins get older traditions happen easier. I know when I was growing up we did the black eyed peas on New Years Day, played a family game New Years Eve, and as we got older got to watch the time kick the New Year off.

    Some of that may work for y'all as well.


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