We expected our New Year celebration to be rather tame since we are now parents. But, as it turned out, we had a blast.
Our dear friends Dana, David, and Ainsley invited us over to spend New Year’s with them. As an added bonus, they offered to have Ellie spend the night at their place so the girls could go to sleep somewhat near their standard bedtime.
The evening started out with pizza, ice cream, and lots of laughter.
We still had sparklers left over from 4th of July (thanks to Scott who went a little crazy at the indian reservation) so we brought those over. David, their friend Susan, and I played with the sparklers while Dana and the girls watched (and Jeff took pictures). Ellie was a little disappointed that we didn’t let her play with them herself, but thought they were really darn cool.
It was then time to get the girls ready for bed. We gave them a bath together, which they loved! They are really good about sharing their toys with each other even in such close quarters.
After a bit of Snow White (boy, that movie hasn’t aged well) and a few stories, the girls went to sleep.
A short time later, David and Fran decided to go to bed (they both had colds) and Susan went home. Although Dana is pregnant, she wanted just a taste of champagne for New Year’s so we walked over to a local bar, the Viking. Dana and I shared a glass of champagne and Jeff had a cider. Can’t say we were wild, but OMG we were in a BAR on New Year’s!!
It was about 11:15 when Jeff and I headed home. We fully intended to just go to bed when we got there, but it was so close to midnight it just felt completely lame to go to sleep. We turned on the TV and somehow managed to stay awake until midnight. (Please ignore the fact that we both nodded off briefly during the fireworks.) We took our traditional midnight photo and were asleep in bed by 12:15.
The next morning we slept in then headed back to Casa Bos for breakfast and to pick up Ellie. David played short-order cook and whipped up some amazing eggs, bacon, and pancakes for all of us. Mimosas also helped to start the year off right. After a short walk in the neighborhood with the girls and Dana we headed back home.
We hope all of you started your year off with hope and love. Happy New Year (just a little late)!