madi wasn't feeling very well so she didn't make it out in time for the donut photo.
we rang in the new year at home with just the five of us. kenzie made her pretzel bites (salted and cinnamon sugar), i made my mac and cheese and put together a veggie tray.
we played some games. max's new game of life. it's only a four player game, so darric skipped that one. there are so many things that you have to do on each turn. if you pass a payday you get paid, if you land on an action card, you have to do what the card says, if you roll someone's number you have to pay them $20,000. there were a few times we missed some things. including people's turns. max ended up winning with the most amount of money. although i should have won based on the tap dancing skills that i showed off on one of the action cards.
we all played a few rounds of scattergories next.
i bought some sparkling apple/cranberry cider for the kids. madi made a toast. a really long one.
i had madison make some more of her poppers. darric and i had one request this time... no glitter. so instead, she cut her construction paper confetti into glitter sized pieces. i helped her out by cutting some larger squares.
darric introduced the kids to pencil fighting. kenzie cheated on her first attempt. holding both ends of her pencil, she chopped darric's right in half. i wasn't as good as i remember being in the fifth grade. (maybe my memory is off and i wasn't really that good in the fifth grade either)
we made sure to catch kevin janison on fremont street with all the classy people. ;) and it was midnight before we knew it. i set the timer on madison's camera and caught the last of us popping our confetti poppers. we ran outside for just a few minutes to catch some of the fireworks going off at the m resort.
then we dusted the dogs of, darric vacuumed the confetti up and we all headed to bed.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!