Saturday, January 1, 2011

Ringing in the New Year!

Every year my in-laws have a big New Year's Eve party. We have gone every year except last. Two years ago, when the quads were almost four months old, we took them and they slept in their car seats, but last year at 1 year and a few months, they were at a difficult age. They wouldn't have slept well there, but couldn't stay up late. This year, we decided we would try it again. My in-laws only live a couple of miles away, so we figured we could leave whenever we needed to and put them to bed. We didn't even head over there until there normal bedtime , 8:00 p.m., so we went ahead and put them in their jammies, so they would be ready for bed. Well, they surprised us all!

My little party animals stayed up all the way until midnight! They ate and mingled and danced (lots of dancing!) and even sang some karaoke until a little after midnight! Needless to say, as soon as we got home everyone went straight to bed and conked out. They even slept in a bit this morning. Nice way to start the new year.

Julia dancing with her friend Eva.

Julia was hilarious- she is a dancing machine! At one point the Macarena came on and everyone was doing the dance. She stayed out there and tried to figure it out. She never quite got the arms down (she would stick hers out and wave them around), but at the correct point she would put her hand on her little hips and shake them! Adorable! I definitely see some dance classes in our future!

The whole crew out on the dance floor

Julia kicking butt at the Limbo
(it helped that she was the shortest one out there;o))

Drew was ready for midnight!

Mommy and Paige watching the ball drop

Julia welcoming 2011

Izzie wishes everyone a happy new year!!

Will and his friend Emily
(Emily is our friends' daughter- she is 6 mos younger than Will
Won't this picture be cute when we show it at their wedding?)

The family just after midnight (please excuse the very tired Mommy)
Our first family photo of 2011

We had a great time ringing in the new year together.
I hope this year bring brings us and all of you happiness, success and peace!


  1. How fun....I wish my family threw a New Years Party! btw-the pic of Will and Emily is adorable! It would be something else if that came true! Happy New Year!

  2. Uh Oh, looks like you may have some party animals on your hands. lol Looks like a good time was had by all and there's no harm in a late night every once in awhile.