Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Year's Blast

We hosted a party here at our house for some friends on New Years. It was so much fun...we definitely decided that we could host this shindig every year!

We moved the couches and used a blank wall with Tom's projector to set up the Wii and the you can see by this picture, the screen was ginormous!

The kids had a great time playing....Brooklyn got tired early, so Cameron showed her somewhere she could have some down time. Playing led to.....
Little Ethan was wired most of the night....he loved having all the people around!

Colin loved the Wii. It is all the kid has talked about for three days now!
The boys playing Carnival Games

It seems I haven't lost my touch with a sleepy baby! (whoot whoot!)
Sophie--in Ethan's PJ's--was out in no time

Hangin' out--
Brooklyn, Steph, Matt, Cameron
Jen (Brooklyn's mommy) and baby Aiden
Pastor and Kathy
Ethan teasing Laura with the paddle --E loves her
All of us

Me and E, right before bedtime

Once the kids were all in bed (and that was an experience in and of itself!) we brought out Guitar Hero. Two guitars, a drum set, a mic....the fun just goes without saying.

We were up 'till the wee hours (wii hours?) of the night--most of the group left after our Battle of the Sexes game around 2 a.m. I went to bed a bit after 3, and Shane headed to bed once the rest of the guys left around 6 or so. Our boys were up at 7:30, so I grudgingly got up with them and let Shane sleep until around 11. Needless to say....two days later, I am still trying to catch up (which is why I haven't been out of my PJ's since the year started *giggle*) but, if I had to do it over again, I would do the same thing. Great food....lots of fun....awesome friends....what a great way to kick off 2009!


Shaina N said...

Thanks so much for reading my blog! I haven't had a chance to go back and read about your miscarriage, but I look forward to doing so!

Thank you so much for your prayers! I have found so many wonderful people in the blog world! Thank you for sharing your family with the world, and with me for that matter, the posts I have read have lifted my spirits so much!! I really appreciate it!

You have a GORGEOUS family!!!

Kathy said...

Looks like a great time!!! I can't believe how big your baby is getting!

You do have the touch my friend. :)

Happy New Year friend..