We rang in the New Year (as we do every year!) at the Richards family casa along side our good friends, the Gaston's and Wallander's. The children (all seven of them!) LOVE getting together to
create chaos play. This year the Richards also hosted our "Friends Christmas Party" that same night and we enjoyed a yummy soup and salad buffet. It was scrumptious! After dinner, we let the children open their gifts from their "aunties and uncles"...
Here is sweet Jaylin opening her gifts. She is obsessed with shoes and purses...such a girly girl and her "aunties" love it!
The three musketeers (Ryan, Owen and Caleb) getting ready to dig into their gifts!
Ryan loves his K'Nex. Mommy is not a fan of stepping on them.
He got the game Hullabaloo this year and it is so much FUN to play!
Crazy-hair Kara feeding her water baby.
After opening the gifts we got the kiddies into their pajamas and worked on a special craft.
I had heard about these cool 2010 glasses from a fellow blogger, Tara who has the most amazing blog named KIDZ. We decided to give them a try and here are a few pictures of our creative creations!
Ryan thought his glasses were too "pick-rrr-ly" and refused to put them on his nose.
Kara didn't mind and modeled them for us!
Of course Mommy had to join in the fun...
...and Daddy was a good sport and tried on the bigger pair! (this picture cracks me up!)
Here we have Jimmy (aka Mr. Wallander) giving us his best impression of "being gangsta while sporting a knock-off Ed Hardy tee and looking cool in 2010"...this guy is hysterical!
The rest of the evening...into the early morning hours of 2010 was spent doing this...
...we actually missed the ball drop this year because the girls (and Ryan) couldn't get enough of this game! I think we might ask Santa for a Wii next Christmas. (this coming from the one person in this house who said we would NEVER own a game system...ever!)
LIVE. LOVE. LAUGH.
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~Edith Pierce