Saturday, January 3, 2009

Our New Year's Eve Party

A New Year's Eve tradition was started after Gabe was born. My dad and step mom came up for New Year's Eve, which was almost 4 mths after Gabe was born. Shane and I had not been out together since Gabe was born, so they came up to let us go! It has since become a tradition that they come up every New Year's Eve and babysit for us!! What a WONDERFUL tradition, because everyone knows how hard it is to find a babysitter for NYE. Well this year they had an opportunity to go to Colorado for the week, so of course they went! We decided we would have a little party since we couldn't go out ourselves and I couldn't imagine not going to or having a party for NYE! We invited our friends and their kids over for a NYE Party at our house. Gabe is always mad when we have "adult" parties and he has to go to bed or stay with a babysitter, so we decided to have a party for the kids! They dressed up in khakis and put Shane's ties on with tshirts! I dressed up and Chase helped me put the shiniest makeup, brightest red lips and shiniest jewelry, which he did! I had on 2 bracelets (one as an arm cuff) and 2 flashy rings! Our friends came over and the kids made their own pizzas, ate cookies and played Wii. We turned all of our clocks forward from the actual time 5:30pm to 9:30pm and let the NYE countdown when it was 11:57 (really 7:57) the kids were in their pjs, we all ran outside blowing horns, and shot poppers! Then of course the kids had to go to bed because it was MIDNIGHT! (or 8pm). The kids had a GREAT time and were so pleased to attend an "adult" party!!

Gabe, Lauren, Chase and Gavin ready to party!

My "fancy" boys ready for the party!

Chase and Gavin in matching Speed Racer PJ's that Gav brought over for the sleepover!



Katie said...

What a cute idea!! Your boys are adorable!!

Naomi said...

Ok, that is seriously a great idea. You should have invited me - I go to bed at 8pm too!