Happy New year to you! Last night we were home with the kids. We usually go out and do stuff and have a babysitter, but a lot of our friends were away, and we had just gone out on Saturday night. So we let the kids camp out on the living room floor in their sleeping bags. We ordered pizza and made chocolate turtles and pretzles and watched Lion King and reruns of Hee Haw on TV until 11:55. Karson fell asleep at 10:45, but Savannah and Max stayed up till the ball dropped. Usually on New Years Eve, there is a big celebration downtown called Eve on the Ave, but we figured it pretty much got cancelled…since a big thunderstorm went through last night. But as I was taking the kids up to bed, we heard the fireworks start. It must have stopped raining in just enough time to still do them. So we ran to the one window you can see them from and watched a two minute firework show before tucking the kids into their beds. Funny thing: Karson was sleeping when I put him in his bed…but woke up screaming at around 3:00 running around mad because he was in his bed…all he wanted was his sleeping bag. So I had to run down and get it from downstairs and I tried to just put it in bed with him, but that wasn’t good enough. I had to set up his sleeping bag and pillow, his Nacho Libre friend, his Sponge Bob Spatula and his sippy cup on the floor, just like it was downstairs. Then he was good to go and went right back to sleep. Talk about obsesive! I don’t know where he gets that from. Tonight Savannah went to her cousin’s to spend the night, so I let the boys sleep on the floor together in their sleeping bags. They were very excited about that. I should probably go check and make sure they are actually sleeping. Anyway, tonight, Sam and I are loading up on caffeine and cleaning up our store room in the basement, which will consist of throwing a lot of stuff out (tomorrow is garbage day – thank God!) and organizing and labeling all the bins in that room. We’ll see how far we get, since it’s already 11 and we haven’t even started!
Oh and I forgot to mention going out on Saturday. We went to see Bob Seger at the Palace in Auburn Hills. It was a great concert. I knew all except like two or three songs. We went with some friends of ours and had a blast. For dinner, we tried a new Italian place where they serve everything family style and then we zoomed over to Cold Stone Creamery for the second best Ice Cream I have ever had in my life! It was awesome. Here is a clip from the concert. “Old Time Rock and Roll”.