We've never really "celebrated" New Year's Eve as a family, usually because Jacob was working the late shift at the PD. (Let me give yet another shout-out to our men and women in blue and their families! They sacrifice so much.) Miraculously, Jacob was able to spend NYE at home this year. So maybe it was the off-shift, maybe it was the three-year-old, maybe it was the extra-great year, but we decided to throw a little party for just the 3 of us. Four, I mean. Sorry, Ollie.
Let me take a moment and just say... THANK YOU, NETFLIX! We use their "anytime" countdown each year so Reed still gets the NYE experience without missing bedtime. King Julien led us to the New Year around 6:00, and we welcomed it with as much noise as possible! It was a blast! Best of all, Reed didn't miss any sleep, and I was still in bed at 8:30, asleep by 9. Yep, that's right.
Best wishes to you and yours. Happy New Year!