We had nachos and hot fudge sundaes, watched TV and played on the computer (okay, *I* was the one on the computer). They were wired until about 11:55pm. Then they had to force themselves to stay awake for the countdown! Quick kisses, a couple of phone calls and then they pretty much passed out.
On to this morning, where I started my day with this unexpected accident:
Yes, that is my bottle of perfume nestled into a half a cup of coffee (too bad to ruin that cup, it was perfectly sweetened and creamed!). Weird, huh? I can honestly say that I've never done that before.
The rest of my day was spent finishing a fiction book that I started on a quick jaunt to Seattle with hubs yesterday. We had a great time together, even if it was for only 24 hours... but it was 24 hours sans kidlets! There are definitely perks to being in the airline industry. Yup, I'm a spoiled brat. And I like it. (Of course, the drawback is hubs working most weekends and most major holidays... so you can either boohoo a little for me or just hit me over the head when I do complain... It's an odd life, huh?)
Anyhoo, the kids rotted their brains watching TV for a while and then they played outside in their pajamas and mud boots. They had fun with their remote controlled boats (courtesy of crazy Uncle Stephen and Aunt T) in the pond and then ran back in to watch more TV. Yup, total brain rot was impending. But it's a rare treat so they took advantage-- they know all too well that our lessons start up again tomorrow.
Since it is the New Year and all, I would like to mention that this uptight and fearful mommy did let the kids enjoy fireworks in the backyard for two nights in a row! David being home helped their pyro cause greatly. It is amazing how my laid back husband completely balances me out. I think the kids would have zero amazing fun without him... if it were just me, they would only have mediocre fun, with him it is amazing fun. Come on, y'all know what I'm talking about.
The boys wanted me to take pics of them like there were explosions behind them... What do you think? Does the danger seem real?
Needless to say, the days leading up to 2008 were a BLAST!
(I know you didn't just *groan*... you knew it was coming... you knew I couldn't resist!)
HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY FRIENDS!