Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy 2016!

 We started our celebrations early again with the Noon Year's Eve party at our children's museum.  (And a HUGE Thank You to my friend Becky, who was our ride to the party when Jay had car trouble and had to take mine!)

 Alice's hat!

 Jack's hat--he really wasn't forlorn, but the hat was taped to his head and face so he couldn't be very expressive!
 He was one of the winners of the crazy hat contest!
 With his prize

 At noon, the balloons dropped!

 See that girl in the pink?  That's what I felt like doing.  As soon as the balloons came down, the popping sounds started.  They were still going--constantly--15 minutes later when we left.

 We did our traditional New Year's Eve bags in the evening.  We don't have a nice mantle to put them on this year, but we still had a good time!

 I decorated with lots of pictures from the year--and this time I don't have to take them down right away for a showing!

 At 5:00 we started with a Find the Difference puzzle.

 At 6:00 we did some questions about the past year.

 We also looked through the Memory Jar.
 Alice with a shell she had put in the jar this year

 I also used my Christmas present from Jay to make pizza dough for dinner.  This thing is like something from The Jetsons!

 At 7:00 we did a photo scavenger hunt.  I put 10 pictures for each kid on a certain color of paper and then Jay hid them for the kids to find.

 They had a lot of fun with it!

 We also did our photo booth then!

 At 8:00 we did the Minute to Win It games, which are always a huge hit.  First the kids had to suck up candy with a straw and it put it around the plate.

 Next they had to move cotton balls from one bowl to another without using their hands--and with vaseline on their noses.

 Trying to balance dice on a popsicle stick in her mouth

 Shooting down the cups with rubber bands

 Making towers with the cups--not part of the plan, but fun anyway!

 Around this time we noticed that Bobe was sacked out on his new blanket on Alice's doll bunk bed!

 The next Minute to Win It game got messy!

 They had to see how many cheese balls they could get to stick in the shaving cream on the other person's shower cap!

 9:00 was ice cream sundaes and The Simpsons.

 At 10:00 we made party slime.

 We had to add more glue than the recipe called for, but we finally got it to work!

 At 11:00 we played Rapidoodle.

 Everyone has four of the same shape and they try to make four unique doodles with them.

 A little before 12:00 the kids opened Magformers, which have been a big hit today.  (I got these quite a bit cheaper on one of the homeschool sale sites earlier this year!)

 Both kids made it to midnight again this year!

Happy New Year!

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