Okay, let's back it up a little. This is how New Year's Eve went down for us. The night started off around dinner time with the kiddies wanting to play rather than to eat. S had every excuse under the sun that she was too busy to sit down and eat, like wanting to eat dinner only if she has her arms linked with Auntie Karen's, or how she needed to rip off the plastic wrapping around the legs of the dining chairs..., and pulled me a few times into the office so that I could spin her around and around on the office chair.
A came over for the fun too. Put those two ball of energies together and you get loud screaming and crazy behaviour. Kids will be kids.
They took turns climbing onto the stacked pillows and sliding down the couch like a slide. With Auntie Wendy egging them on, of course.
Once the kiddies left to go home for their bedtime, the rest of us started a game of "Heads Up". If you haven't heard of this game, it's very much like a form of charades. Ellen Degeneres created this conveniently as an app. We did guys vs. girls and took turn kicking each other's butt.
Shum was evidently the best at humming tunes ...
... while Ben was best in the movie category.
Then there was Wendy, who always claims to be awesome at any kind of game... well, she did alright.
Pretty fun game overall! Got some good laughs out of it!
Right before midnight, we got our coats on and got our noisemakers ready.
Patiently waiting for countdown...
These two seemed a bit overdressed for the mild winter we've been having...
And here is the only straightfaced picture you'll ever get out of Yvonne. (see last photo to see what I mean).
These two started making out early.
When the clock struck midnight, we went out single-file banging our noisemakers and ran once around the block. The best part about this neighbourhood is that everyone else on the block is just as festive. Two other houses came out with their noisemakers, and others lit fireworks.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
We were all huffing and puffing and gasping for air by the time we got back to the house. We were all in consensus that our age is slowly creeping up on us... or maybe we ate one too many turkey for dinner... but the run seems to be getting harder each year.
Like every New Year's Eve, I had a BLAST! As I look back... and look forward... I know that our New Year's Eve parties will continue to evolve, and it won't always stay the same. (esp. with more friends planning to start a family, etc). But nothing is ever forever. Just as long as you're always having fun, that's all that matters.