Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome 2010!

Happy New Year!

On New Year's Eve we enjoyed a great family night!

We grazed on spinach artichoke dip and tortilla chips, cheese & crackers, shrimp w/ Old Bay, vegetable & dip, celery w/ PB and cream cheese, olives, fresh cut pineapple, and Little Smokies.

These were really yummy!

How else do little boys eat their olives??

After we ate, everyone sat down and watched Ella particular reason.

This game provided our entertainment until almost midnight!!
I highly recommend it if you don't already have it.

It was girls against boys.
Who won???...


At midnight the church bells were ringing loudly. Then came the firework craziness! And I do mean crazy. In Germany, the only day that fireworks are permitted is Dec 31st. So....the Germans go all out! The streets are filled with people setting off their supply of explosives. It is loud. It is pretty. It is fun. It is dangerous!

The streets are a MESS the next day, but miraculously tidied up by the afternoon!

I don't have any pictures of the fireworks this year. It seems I was busy keeping the kids protected from the craziness as they were enjoying the sights and sounds. I will miss this night when it is our time to move!


Pedaling said...

sounds like the perfect way to celebrate....
and i love how your name is signed with the dragon fly, all glittery at the end of your post!
Happy New Year!

Pam said...

That's the tastiest new year's feast I've ever seen - YUM! What a wonderful memory you've built for your children!

Happy New YEar!