Things have been a bit crazy here. I've wanted a bit of time to recover from losing Otis, then end of the year at school, Christmas, and now I'm hoping for a fantastic new year.
I did some "pinterest" checking about things to do to celebrate new years. I wanted something good to do for our family. So I came up with some plans.
First off, I decorated our tree. Today we "undecorated" the tree from Christmas things and tonight, while
the boys were napping I redecorated it with a New Years Theme:
It's all decorated with necklaces, noise makers, horns, "2013" glasses, hats, and balloons.
I am so excited for the kids to see the tree :)
There are balloons starting at 5pm and they look like this:
One side has "5pm" on it along with a hint about what we will be doing during that hour, and then on the other side is clock. Kyler can read the clock (or is learning) and Quinton can read the time written out. The kids pop the balloons and then find out what we are doing. Each balloon has a little write up of what we will be doing. For example... 5pm is a "the fun begins! Head out on a hunt and see what joys you can find"
The kids will then head out on a hunt around the neighbourhood. They start at our house with a clue and continue on to the next 4 houses we know. Each house will have a bag with a treat and a balloon:
We got them new flashlights
They will get little airplanes
Glow in the dark glasses!
Bubbles, but they will freeze when it's below 0 :)
Then at 7pm we are doing some Wii games/board games with the kids. They are really into it now. And we have a little container with some trophies in it for them, as well as the container will be our families time capsule
8pm we will be doing the Meat Fondue. Arnold is VERY excited for this part. The kids will be encouraged to put on their "fat pants" (ie pjs) and new socks:
9pm is time to walk around the neighbourhood and see the lights. They will be given some glow sticks to go out and walk around:
10pm we will have dessert fondue (fruit and chocolate and marshmallow dip) and make some noise makers:
11pm is movie time! I could only think of one movie that is a new years theme in it. It's WTP Seasons Greetings. We will watch it and the boys get to have their own bowls and fill them with goodies (goodies are still packed away)
11:45pm we will be undecorating the tree. Getting some hats, noise makers, necklaces, and the poppers :)
Thank goodness for my waffle maker! I've made a batch and put them in the freezer for quick breakfast on the 1st!
Anyway I hope I have given you some hope and maybe some ideas for next year.
Happy New Years! May this coming year be better than the last. May God grant us the wisdom to use the experiences from 2012 to make us better people in 2013.