Christmas was wonderful.
Okay. So admittedly I'm a little behind on blogging, but we're starting fresh for the new year and my new year's eve photos are bleh.
We had a quiet evening with just four of us. (Greg is in Ontario and Allan was working) We enjoyed a requested lasagna for dinner and ice cream sundaes for dessert. There have been years that I'm feeling motivated to play hours of board games with the kids and keep them up until midnight, but this wasn't one of those years. I sent them upstairs at about half past ten with the promise that I'd wake them up at midnight to bang pots and pans on the porch.
And I did. I marched into all the bedrooms with a horn (a gift from the neighbor) blowing and shouts of wake up! wake up! Allan was already up but declared me mean as he laughed along with it all. I told him it's a no win. I'll be in trouble if I don't wake them up and I'll be in trouble if I do.
The three boys came downstairs, but Wendy never budged,
Two boys appeared to be sleepwalking and Mark never made it out to the porch, having made his way back up the stairs and back into bed.
He woke up early this morning. Ticked.
"Did I sleep through the new year??"
I woke you up!
"Are there any party horns left?"
I gave you one!
"I slept through the whole thing?!!"
It took some work on my part but now that he's found his party horn, I think he's okay now with the fact that he slept through the first minutes of the new year.
Here's to a 2015 of new adventures.
Wishing peace and health to all.