Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy 2012!

Nola and Nopsi decided to stay in for New Year’s Eve this year, and they offered to “watch” Riley so Kenny and I could go off by ourselves. We accepted right away, although we did feed, bathe, and tuck the boy into bed before we left. We wanted to make things as easy as possible on them since their offer was such a generous one. Thanks again, Nola and Nopsi!

Bridget and Brian hosted a party at their house just a few blocks away, so we didn’t have far to go. It was a small gathering, on account of bigger bashes being held downtown that tempted some of our childless friends and some other absentees who had to stay home with sick kids. No matter; the eight of us had fun anyway!



Madison and Grant were the only two kiddos ringing in 2012 with us, and even though Maddie kept telling me (starting at 9:30pm) “I am SO tired!”, those two certainly seemed to have lots of fun staying up way past their bedtimes.

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Kenny and I enjoyed our night off not having to chase after a 16-month-old, although I did miss having Riley-bean with us. He was with us in spirit, though, because of course I had to wear my bean necklace!


There was lots of good food, drink, conversation, and company. Throw in two excited kids, add in some really awesome firework displays, and we had ourselves a really great New Year’s Eve.


We did come home to a sad report from Nola. The boy apparently woke up just before midnight because the fireworks by the house were so loud (the sky seriously looked like a duel was going on between half a dozen people). Nopsi had gone in to check on him and found him sitting up in his crib whimpering. So he picked him up and rocked him for almost an hour to get him to calm down and fall back asleep. Poor kid. However, once we were home, we didn’t hear a peep out of him until 7:30 the next morning, so I guess the experience didn’t leave a permanent scar on him. :)

Happy 2012, everyone!


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like you all had a great New Years Eve! I am new to yourblog. Glad I found it!!

QP said... Best Blogger Tips

Next year, maybe Riley-bean can stay up with "the big kids!"

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