After I got home from work (which ended up being a few hours later than I had hoped), we took the kids to our favorite pizza place. My gluten intolerance didn't like this choice but I wasn't letting that get in the way of our fun. After having a great time at dinner, the kids wanted dessert but Yogurtland and the ice cream shop near by were closed. So on to our back up plan....McDonalds ice cream cones! My kids can eat ice cream like its their job. On the way home, the Hubs and I were trying to explain the significance of NYE to the kids. On a whim, I said that this would be the only night that they can stay up as late as they want. You would have thought I gave them the keys to the world. Noah exclaimed "I'm a grown up now!!!" Emmy was just excited that we weren't going to force her into bedtime.
The Hubs watched some football and the kids watched Disney Channel. I finally got to see Up and Wall-E. Noah looked like death warmed over but he was determined to stay up til midnight. I might have cheated a little and took a quick 30 minute nap on the couch. We switched the channel just in time to start the countdown to 2014, although I'm not quite sure Noah saw it drop. He was practically asleep on the couch.
|Still hanging in there|