Saturday, January 1, 2011

It's the New, New Years Eve

Well, our plans were to have a laid back New Years Eve anyway. We were going to a family birthday dinner at Grandmom and Grandda's to celebrate Mom, John, and Carole's birthdays and then off to Craig and Susan's for a very casual game night with the kiddos.

While shopping, Kace just got warmer and warmer, couldn't keep his little red eyes open, and I knew that our evening was taking a turn. I called and cancelled with our friends, but we pushed it and went to dinner with our family to celebrate 3 important birthdays. While there, Riley had a meltdown, as he didn't have a nap that day AND proceeded to fall into the water feature that Grandda built, swim 3 feet to the other side, get out, and was soaking wet from his shoulders to his boots. We stripped him down, threw his clothes in the dryer, and wrapped him in towels and sat him by the fire. Eventually he jumped in the shower to warm up. Meanwhile, Kace is hacking and isn't smiling for any reason.
Headed home. Kace coughing. Riley, buckled into his carseat, wearing my new North Face jacket, naked underneath. I'll for sure think of that every time I wear it!

On our front porch was a perfect pick me up, with no card attached, but we had a great guess. Those Unbelieable Unbehagan's. There was a bottle of sparkling pear juice, absolutely perfect for our unexpect evening at home, just the 4 of us.

I broke out the champagne flutes, so we could enjoy the only sparkly thing about this New Years Eve, and made Kace a bottle.

We toasted to the near year and gave each other New Year kisses. At 9:00!

Riley didn't love the sparkling pear so much, so I drank his and filled his glass with milk...NOW WE WERE TALKIN'!!

All evening, I thought about the drama that we used to go through to find the perfect outfit with just the right amount of sparkle (to wear, not drink), hair, makeup, getting there, etc. My, how our lives have changed! I was so happy to be home with my boys, cozy in their own beds, and barely staying awake long enough to ring in the new year with my wonderful husband.

I wouldn't have it any other way...sick babies, meltdowns, jeans, t-shirts, tennis shoes, wonderful neighbors that were with us in spirit, and milk in champagne flutes. Perfect. Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to what 2011 has in store for us and our family and friends!


Boyz3Mommy said...

Happy New Year Beautiful friend of mine. Sounds like a pretty sweet New Year's Eve to me!! Love you.

rachael... said...

You did better than we did...didn't even bother with the New Year's toast, just all fell asleep in front of the TV before 10 pm!!!

Angie & Greg said...

It looks like a fun night to me. Great company and wonderful memories for your boys! Happy New Year to the Cook's!

sunshine said...

Perfect! I love it. Happy New Year. Love you.