We've had a happy week of it around these here snowy parts.
We usually have Chinese take out for New Years Eve. I don't know why, we just do.
We did something fun this New Year's Eve which I think I will try to continue in the coming years. We are pretty wimpy about staying up until midnight and of course the children have never made it at all, so when my dad mentioned that midnight in London is 7:00 here, I jumped on it. This year we celebrated the coming of 2010 with the Brits. The kids had gathered all kinds of noise making devices and we counted down (in a rather bumbly fashion) and wished each other happy new year at 7pm in British accents. (my favorite: Happy New Yeah, Govnah!)
this was my fortune. perfect. could be my motto.
#1 likes the night life.
#2: "cooking is easy. good taste is hard. that's why you call take out." He didn't get it. I had to explain it to him. You know he's the only one of my kids who will cook for himself. He even has made me breakfast in bed!
#3 does everything she loves and nothing she doesn't.
So then after a nice game of Jenga and Uno (when I was told to stop taking pictures)and a lot of noise making and yelling about the new year (which the babies slept through), we lit nine candles on the cake. The children decided that nine was the right number - they wanted to make a wish for the new year and blow out the old year.
And let me just insert here that this cake was horrible. It was heavy and dry. Not only that but I used a LOT of butter and egg yolks and spent too much time on it. It almost made us late for ice skating! So to bite into it was a sad disappointment.
(But it wasn't so bad yesterday morning when the kids and I ate it with milk for breakfast.)
So the whole house was sound asleep when the rest of the new englanders were ringing in 2010.
But at 1:45am I did get awakened to hold someones hair back as she vomited up all her Chinese food. Pobre cita. We were all laughing the next morning about how she spent her first moments of the new year.
And since I promised a picture of our favorite pom pom project, here you go:
I've loved looking at everyone's thoughts about the new year and the past year and your reviews and pictures. It's all wonderful!!
I took these pictures. I made this stuff with my own two hands. I wrote these words. It's just a bunch of craziness, but it's what in this noggin. If you're going to use any of my stuff for your own stuff, just ask me. (I'm sure I'll say yes. I'm nice like that.) And a little linkie love never hurt anyone if you know what I'm sayin;)