Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year's Eve

Our once a year crab.  Oh how I love that stuff, why does it have to be so expensive or why don't I live where it is abundant?  Dancer doesn't like it, she had one claw this year which was 100% more than she had last year.  Some day she is going to come to her senses and kick herself for skipping crab all these years.

We ate and cleaned up quick so we could be off to church.  Dancer and I ended up subbing in the nursery and Spark went to children's church so Dad sat through the sermon by himself.  He took notes and relayed the highlights to us.  In the nursery Dancer and I had glass after glass of hot chocolate served from a yellow tea pot, a pizza sandwich and a slab of pasta.  We read lots of books, sang a few songs, and kept everyone busy to keep our littlest charge from crying.  It was so fun and before we knew it the parents were at the door.  Dancer works in the nursery twice a month but I haven't done it for years. 

We got home and made popcorn with M&M's, chips and dip.  All things that we almost never have so they were huge treats.   The kids made beds in the living room and we hunkered down the begin the movie marathon. The movies that made it on the docket were Robin Hood (this one is must see on New Year's Eve),  Stars Wars The Padawan Menace, Fieval Goes West, and Little Mermaid.  Spark made it until the beginning of Little Mermaid and he was out on the living room floor.  I made it about half way through Little Mermaid and Dancer and Dad stayed up till the end.

We watched the ball drop twice, once at 11:00 and then again at midnight our time.  Somehow watching when we know it is a rerun isn't quite the same so that is why we watch it twice.  It was a great night. 

The kids didn't realize that they both put on the same shirt until late in the afternoon when we were in town running errands.  Dad and I didn't notice either, the colors are very different on each, but I told them if we didn't notice no one else probably did either. 


jugglingpaynes said...

In a way, I envy you that you can see the ball drop at 11:00. My family spent most of the last week of December coughing, so I was drained by New Year's Eve. It would have been nice to get the ball drop over with and go to bed! It is fun to watch though, even if you do have to be up until midnight. :o)

Happy New Year!
Peace and Laughter,

Swimtaxi said...

I didn't see a pizza dough recipe in your recipe list. I'm always looking for a pizza dough recipe if you are willing to share.