New Year’s Celebration

We didn’t do much of anything for the kids for New Year’s. They’re too little. I did buy party hats and noise makers from the dollar store and that’s it!
And, we actually celebrated with them on January 1st! Don’t tell them! haha. And it was like 7 at night! Didn’t matter to them, they just liked celebrating!
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These first two pictures were just ones I snapped because I’ve been trying to take several group shots, with all four, every week. I LOVE seeing pictures of me with my siblings from when I was a kid and I have so few… so anyway, that’s the reason behind these.
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They put their hats on and got their noise makers and I sat Ember down and was about to give her her noise maker, knowing that’d keep her interest and therefore keep her sitting by her siblings, but before I could hand it to her she started to stand up to run off. I sat her back down and the other three kids started blowing their noise makers and it all freaked her out!
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But then, like I knew it would, getting that noise maker in her hand delighted her!
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The other three were blowing those things so loud! I’m not one who gets annoyed by noisy toys, I buy loud/annoying toys for my kids all the time and don’t limit their play (my life is so crazy I totally block it out), but THOSE things were LOUD! And they were just sitting there blowing them as hard as they could!
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Because I put celebrating holidays before my own comfort I just endured the noise but I was worried Allan was going to get a headache because he is one of those parents who hates noise making toys/devices for kids so I asked him if he was about to go crazy but he surprised me by saying that no, let them celebrate and make all that noise and after a while it’d be over, that’s what New Year’s is.
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Ok, how cute is she? She was blowing right along with her siblings. Because she couldn’t blow hard enough she ended up making a noise into hers instead. It was the CUTEST thing.
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So. Ahem. Because I tend to be crude (wha? Me??!) when I thought the kids were busy blowing their noise makers and being silly with each other I grabbed a couple of the extra party hats and walked over to Allan in the kitchen and put them over my breasts, a la Madonna, and whispered something dirty about it, jokingly. Well, the kids saw me from across the room and thought it was just about the best thing they’d ever seen and had to immediately try it out.
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Happy New Year’s indeed. (PS, the night before Allan and I really did celebrate New Year’s together. We hung out and had sparkling cider and kissed and all that yayhoo)
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