For a new tradition, we decided to host a New Year's Eve--Countdown till Noon Party!
This worked out to be a great change of pace. I still hadn't fully recovered from all the gunk, but was feeling pretty okay that morning. Once the guests arrived, we started on our craft so it would be dry in time for the big countdown.
All of the kids enjoyed making paper-plate noise makers. There were 7 boys and one girl. Long after all the kids had finished decorating, coloring, and gluing their creations, my youngest two were still at the table crafting away! They love making crafts!
We did a pot-luck lunch with everybody bringing something. I had drinks and ordered pizza to round out the lunch. All the kids raised their glass, sippy, or juice box to toast to a
"HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR"
Derek set up a count-down on the TV that counted down the hours, minutes, seconds, and mili-seconds until Noon. When Noon arrived the kids all shook their noise makers, clapped, and cheered.
It was a fun party and hopefully a new tradition. Welcome 2013!
I was in bed before 8 p.m. that night as my sinus headache had become relentless. Let's hope that "Healthy" part kicks in soon :)