Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Eve

Every year, friend's of ours have a New Year's Eve party.  It is usually adults only, except this year the party was kid friendly.  So right when Annabelle would normally be heading up to bed, we were in the car, pajamas on, in for a very long night.  We weren't sure how Annabelle would do because she had never been up that late before.  We figured we would wing it and knew there was a slight chance that we would be leaving before the ball drop.

There was food and Wii and the Sabres game was on TV.  Scott and Joleene, our hosts, made up a homemade board game about past parties that was fun but annoying at the same time.  The kids ran around and there were only one or two of those kids that broke down into tears, which is good for our parties:)  By 11:30, Annabelle asked to go home but then the kids started playing hide and seek so she was all smiles again. 

Then about five minutes before midnight, we all gathered together around the TV.  Each family snuggled up next to each other, adults with champagne and kids with sparkling grape juice.  It was very nice to look around at my friends and their families and then look at my own little family.  That is until two minutes before the ball dropped.  Annabelle was  D O N E!  She started crying about how tired she was, she just wanted to go home.  I didn't blame her, it had been a long night.  She calmed down in time to count down the last ten seconds.  We all yelled Happy New Year, kissed, hugged, drank our drinks and then got out of there.  It was the perfect way to welcome in 2012.

Our last family picture of 2011.

The kids all got hats and glasses, beads and horns.

Annabelle and I toasting.

And one last 2011 picture of me and my hunny.


  1. What a sweet family you have Jaime, sound like you had a great time. You are making such great memories for Annabelle. Love your family photo's !

  2. Oh, my goodness, you guys are so adorable! :) I hope 2012 is everything you wish it to be and more. Looking forward to reading more of you. xo

  3. Sounds like you had a great night! Happy 2012!

  4. She looks happy in the photos! Very cute! I'm impressed she did so well!