new years eve

Making the countdown bags!

This was the first year I basically did nothing but sneakily fill the bags and put the times on them! Yesterday Olivia and Abigail were super excited to start the little project but Delilah needed to nurse. So my older girls gathered all the materials and began the project on their own while I watched
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a new spin on an old tradition!

While out doing some Christmas shopping… I spotted something super neat at the front entrance. What was it? New flavors for the Grape juice in the “wine bottle”! They had two flavors strawberry daiquiri and a mango  one.  I bought one of each for our new years eve celebrations. I’m pretty sure my girls will
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*no reading if coming to party* The house is almost ready for tomorrow night! There are a few things on my cleaning list but the majority of it has been checked off! My husband and I still need to do a little shopping to finish picking up stuff for the next few days of celebrations.
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December 31 is New Years Eve & January 1 is New Years Day! Decorations Construction paper & glue can be used to make a banner. Its real easy and is a great way to give children a fun task to help with on the decorations. Games  Almost any game can be a great ice breaker for
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Our new year!!!

It was a rather wonderful new year for my little family. We had some family come over to enjoy eating some good luck foods, play board games, and watch the ball drop together. The kids really liked the surprises in the bags! I did a few spins on them like the giant bags were bags
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More calendar pieces

So I mentioned earlier I did some painting when Livy was. I made two more pieces for my perpetual wooded  calendar. The first one I painted was on the back of the number three. Its a birthday cake for Olivia’s birthday. I put three candles on it since she is turning three. The second one I
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New years lunch!

My little family has a tradition of eating pork and  sauerkraut on the first day of the new year. Its suppose to be a means for good luck in the new year. I sure hope it works! My husband started cooking the ribs in the oven last night.  the rich aroma of the  sauerkraut and
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