Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Did I ever tell you about New Year’s Eve?

I was one of the most fun times I have ever had with my family.  We threw caution to the wind and let our kids stay up ‘til (gulp) midnight.  Well, Carina only lasted until 10:30 – not even fussing or crying, just happy to be hanging out with so many admirers.  We had brother Levi and sister-in-law Audra there with their seven kids, and my sister Christie and brother-in-law James with their three kids, so 14 kids in all.  Callie, age 4, was the only other one who didn’t make it.  IMGP4880

The cousins had such a fun time – I think the only fight of the night broke out around 11:00 and it was between two of mine (shocker).  Everyone got along amazingly well and kept busy with Just Dance 3 on the Kinect downstairs, Harry Potter on the Wii upstairs, a fire outside, and………

Uncle James’ spritz gun.  He helped the kids made, like, a million of these spritz cookies.  He had some very captivated helpers and all the patience in the world. 


Christie made a bingo game with all the cousins’ faces on it, and we broke that out not long before midnight.  We an impromptu prize of McDonald’s coupons, the kids had a really good time.  It was really cute to watch them looking for their cousins faces.


The game ended just in time to countdown to the New Year. 


What a wonderful way to ring in the new year, surrounded by people I love. 


This last picture was shortly after the clock struck twelve, with Ollie starting to fall apart and Chad telling everyone to wrap it up.


Olivia Carter said...

Looks like a blast!

Christie said...

It was really such an awesome party! Thanks for hosting it!

James said...

Glad they liked the cookies. Sorry for the mess; I'm sure there were sprinkles everywhere.

Ashley said...

Haha, I can just picture Chad telling everyone to wrap it up.

Ummm, you moved your tv again.

Em said...

Brennan made it to 11:45 pm last year. This year we put them to bed at 830. It was lovely:)

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