Ringing in the New Year
Our New Year's celebration was very low key. We thought we would begin a New Year's Eve tradition by soaking in the hot tub as a family. Between our kids and the kids next door, our backyards were quite loud. Then we toasted the New Year around 9:00pm. Here's a little video of the kids celebrating. (I apologize in advance for the low lighting and digital noise.)
Madeline thoroughly enjoyed her sparkling juice, and her brothers, and the rest of the bottle. She was a hoot!
After returning from church on New Year's Day, I thought I would snap a few photos of the kidlets. In some of the photos, they are sporting their party beads from the night before.
Caleb got in a few shots with the round ball. He is absolutely loving his new basketball hoop.
Madeline had fun writing her name with the sidewalk chalk.
The biggest hit of the afternoon was the remote control monster truck that Caleb got from his Bammy for Christmas.
Both kids had a lot of fun playing with it.
These two kidlets really love each other.
Though sometimes, they just aren't in the mood for any of mom's photo sessions.
We can't wait to see how much these precious dumplings grow in 2012, physically, emotionally, socially, academically, and most importantly, spiritually.
Ready or not, here we come!