We were all excited for New Year's this year. The older the kids get I think the more excited they get for these holidays when we let them do ridiculous silly things. New Year's Eve we had another family over that lives on our street. Our kids are pretty similar in age so everyone had a good time playing.
We got a cotton-candy maker for Christmas so Wade made sure everyone had a lot of sugar.
It's a fun little toy to have around, I think from now on we will need to have cotton-candy at every party!
Wade made crepes and played crazy Minute To Win It games with the kids....
Then of course,
(around 9pm because our kids would never last all night and 4 of 5 of them can't tell time!),
the whole reason my kids LOVE New Year's Eve:
I only buy it once a year and I think it's the best tradition ever!
It's just hard to get pictures because
1. I can get good pictures and get attacked
2. Attack and not get great pictures.
I tend to learn towards the latter.
And honestly, it's not really that hard to clean up!
(Because Wade does it every year!)
On New Year's Day we started out at Kangaroo Zoo bright and early so the kids could run and get all their energy out. After being off track for over a month, it was their last hurrah!
Then we headed down to Scheels to take a look around (with everyone else in Salt Lake County).
We can't decide if the Scheels here really is bigger than the one we were used to in Iowa, it's hard to tell, but the kids were pretty excited to check out all the photo opps and the ferris wheel.
(Although we didn't let them ride it because the line wrapped around the wheel twice!)
Then because we didn't do fireworks on New Year's Eve we did them on New Year's Day!
It was a chilling 4 degrees outside.
But my little eskimos had a good time with sparklers and little fireworks.
It was bitter-sweet when the kids woke up on January 2nd and had to go back to school.
We are looking forward to everything 2013 has to offer!