I took the girls to Cub Foods yesterday for a little shopping. We had already gone through a gallon of chocolate milk and a gallon of white milk this week. We got a few frozen pizzas and some pop for New Years Eve.
The oldest girl insisted we had to have some horns for the party. After traipsing all over the store, we finally found them up by the cash registers (DUH!). The package of four "tooters" was $1.99. So, after we got home, we baked some New Year's Eve cookies (peanut butter with chocolate chips). The girls sat at the dining room table and frosted them and then covered them with colored sprinkles (the best part!)
We invited a neighbor and his son to come over and he brought a bottle of non-alcoholic champagne. Around 8:30, we had our champagne toasts and the girls really got into that! I had brought out my collection of small jelly glasses with dinosaurs and muppets on them. When the the girls discovered that clinking glasses was fun, everybody had to be toasted individually by every other person. After the toasts were finally done, they and the neighbors all went out in front and made a racket. But since the wind chill was 20 below, that didn't last very long.
It was a full evening and the girls didn't get to bed til 10:30. They woke up as usual around 8:00--the youngest first. She was still in her jammies when she asked me if they could go in front and blow their horns again.
I like that kid's attitude!