Well, a bonfire worked out so well last year, we decided to do it again. It was a bit colder than last year, but the fire was warm enough for the kiddos to shed their coats several times.
Time for storytelling. Bean would have me be a running soundtrack of stories. He picks the characters, of course and never hears enough tales to suit him. Seldom will he tell me a story. Bugg isn't so reticent and here is gearing up by naming the characters before she begins.
Once again, she was wanting to know if it was midnight starting around 7. She said, "I think I'll just take a nap on your lap." History repeating itself. After a snuggle, she perked up. It started to sprinkle, then the rain turned to snow. So beautiful by the firelight.
We headed in to finish our celebrating with games, movies, popcorn and woodburning. The kidlets disappeared for a bit and this is what I found. Some serious play in the woodland fort. Bean declared, "Um, don't get used to this." Referring to his gentlemanly concession of doll play for his sister.
Then it was time for the countdown. Bean and Bugg were so thrilled that their current favorite song
"Gangnam Style" was on, so a little New Year's Eve dance was in order. Notice the Pappy's exuberance.
Bugg is still not real sure about the sparkling grape juice.
So another New Year's Eve has Passed.
Happy New Year everyone!