Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 is gone-gone-gone!

Join us in our Happy Dance!

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!

9 comments:

Sparrow chic said...

The girls know how to party !!! Sounds like your New Year was great. Nothing like seeing it through the eyes of a child.

Kathy said...

It sounds like you all had a wonderful time. I am SOOOO looking forward to those days. Kids truly know what is important in life!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

What fun! You are starting some great traditions!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I can't get past the words "20 below" -- lol -- omg, that's AWFUL! I am glad there are hearty souls who can take that sort of temp!!! I would get hysterical...!!!

Happy 2010!!!

gayle said...

That sounds like a fun time!! They will probably always remember it!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

You brought the new year in right~it always helps to have youngin's near by!
Blessings to you this new year.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Yipee to that.

Kittie Howard said...

Cheers! Yep, really like your gal's attitude!

Kittie Howard said...

Hope you're feeling better, no longer sneezing and coughing...rest and take care of yourself...it's cold for Louisiana but I'm still in Northern Virginia.