Wednesday, December 31, 2008
New Year Eve plans?
New Years is a very special holiday for my husband and I. We actually met at a new years eve party. Yes, our first kiss was at midnight! We got married 6 months later. I am happy to say that I am not just as in love with him as I was then, but actually more than I dreamed possible. He is my best friend and the person I want to run to and tell about anything and everything! I truly love him and just wish everyone had a love like I have found.
In the past we have found sitters and went out to parties, but as more kids have come into the family going out gets a little more difficult. This year we have opted to be frugal with the holiday but that does not mean we wont have fun with it!
The kids got a lot of board games for this Christmas from their grandparents. So we are splurging on pizza and breadsticks from Little Ceasers. I bought soda from the grocery store--a treat in our house! I also have in our pantry chips, salsa, nachos and dip stuff in the fridge.
We told our older kids that when the youngest one goes down....around 8:30 we will pull the games out and play all night while watching the ball fall on TV. I will take some pics for you to enjoy on New Years day!
These are the games they have....Life, Monopoly, Clue, Risk, Operation, Candyland, Uno, Scrabble, and Battleship.
Yesterday we played Clue. They had never played it before. Our six year old simply helped my husband move his guy around and roll the dice. When my husband made a suggestion that Mr, Green killed someone in the kitchen with a candlestick our six year old started to get mad. He was screaming "No, No, he used the gun!" and DH went a head and moved the candlestick in the room. My 6yrold ds simply smacked himself on the head and said "How can anyone kill someone with a candlestick?!?!"
We all got a chuckle out of that one...we are such good parents to be explaining how to commit murder to our 6 year old.
What are your plans for the New Years? Are you being frugal or spoiling yourself?