Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Banging Pots and Pans... Uh, This morning!


The Simulated Ball Drop....Countdown and All!


And a Quick Segway - Photos from our Grand Sledding Adventure New Year's Eve

The Walk UP to the hill (we only did this once... hitched rides the remaining times, from people we know!)...
The Boys... aka, Winter Olympics!
That Hill Climb - almost there!!! Go Team!
Just had to show you those... Sledding was awesome!!! Us moms sledded too.. What a riot! My friend Michele went flying down the hill past Sami & I (we were doubled up, Sami was having trouble steering her sled.. more tears...hmmmm)

OK, BAck to the New Year's Story.....

OH man... At 6am we had a little girl in tears ... 'What happened, my alarm didn't go off'! Last night, about 10:30 pm, and 5 degrees Fahrenheit outside, Sami & Jake were poured into their sleeping bags in with the agreement that Sami would set a timer to wake us all up so we could bang pots and pans and watch the ball drop in Time Square... all that were in earshot missed the ringing of the timer... No one woke... All three of them, in our room... I was in the living room...crashed out on the couch were my husband left me..with my reading light shining down on me!

The Crime: After the kids went to bed, Dick tried watching TV while I laid on the couch to read... I fell asleep on the couch... uh, right away... .I crawled into bed at who knows what hour....but after midnight... I could just kick myself! We were so close!

Had I been smarter, I would have set an alarm too... Had I been super smart, I would have recored the entire Time square EVENT including the ball drop so we could relive it this morning - Hannah Montana and all! SSHHHH! Sami doesn't know Hannah was playing... When she finds out I'm going to be toast.... I didn't know either until I was surfing the web trying to remedy the grave error of missing a once a year opportunity....

So - back to the little girl..
Me - It's OK Sami, we still had fun last night! (Prime Rib dinner, baked potato bar, lots of super duper special drinks, playing Cranium and even setting off fireworks in 5 degree weather for crying out loud! We had a great time with our awesome - friends. I reminded Sami about all these super things...).
Sami - But we missed the ball drop and we didn't bang pots and pans, and it only comes once a year...
Me - (thinking as fast as my fuzzy little brain will let me...)You can still bang pots and pans.. Today is still the first!
Sami - sniff... OK...

So off to the kitchen... we enlisted Dear Dad, simulated our own ball drop and all was well... then proceeded to search online for videos of the drop.. which we watched....

The above trauma was repeated when Jake woke up... 'Why didn't we bang pots and pans!, Why didn't we wake up at midnight!'...He was happy watching the Time Square ball drop on video...

Sigh... Dick & I get the Parent of the Year Award, again!

Put the pre-party was sure fun!

Today we made Huevos Rancheros, our favorite post New Year's Eve brunch!!
Then naps...
Then Sami & Jake ate part of the gingerbread house...

The End....

3 comments:

Sandy said...

Hey New Years is still New Years even if it's the next day, lol! I didn't see the ball drop either and 2008 came anyway! :) Great sledding shots too, it sure looks COLD!

*karendianne. said...

What a great post. Hilarity abounds and Mom saves the day. Again with the cool Mom thing!!!

That's serious snow, Andi. How completely fun. I smiled and looked in awe, too. Very pretty.

The Real Deal Love, *karendianne.

Debra Day said...

What a way to start the new year with clanging pots and pans! HA Where'd you learn that one?! Glad to see Sami ended with smiles. Parents of the year on the First Day of the New Year! Way to go. 364 more days to keep winning that award. LOL Happy New Year to you and your clan.