Allie was thrilled to find out her friend Savannah was coming over to ring in the new year with us...the Hammerick's ball drops around 8:00 pm. Dinner, lots of playing, decorating NYE hats, and "adult time" for us mommies and daddies. We couldn't let the night slip on by without sharing our tradition of fun green punch with 12 grapes (one for each month of the new year). Allie and Savannah never ate all their grapes to find out how many sweet months they would have vs. sour months. Oh well...maybe one of these next years.
Ayden didn't have his own punch...but he ate enough grapes for these two girls combined. And this was after he ate his own dinner and then finished Allie's dinner for her.
This morning we watched the REAL ball drop. Allie recognized NYC right away...having been there this past summer. A quick trip to the store to grab our NEW YEAR'S WISH BALLOONS.
I'm proud to say that both our little had their wishes come true this past year. Allie's wish for 2014 was to go to preschool. She struggled a bit at our morning drop offs, but overall she loves school, her teachers, and her new friends. Ayden's wish for 2014 was to be a good sleeper.
What a great day to release our balloons. Chilly, but SUNNY with clear skies.
Allie's wish this year is to perfect her CARTWHEEL in cheerleading. She's been working at it, but it's been quite challenging for her. With some practice...she just might get it sometime this year.
Ayden's wish this year is to give up his binky. He loves his binkies...in the car, at naps, when he's sad and at bedtime. This is going to be a tough one...and I'm sort of dreading it when the time comes.
Cheers to a new year. May it be a memorable one. Happy, Happy New Year!!!