Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!!!

Welcome 2007!!!!

L to R and back to front: Sam, Michaela, Grace, Eliza, Anna, Jack, Robert, Fulton, Mason...Not pictured: Newton, Liddy, Alec, Zachary, and Hawkins (It's so hard to get all those little monkeys to stay in one place long enough to get a photo.)

We hosted an impromptu child-friendly New Years Eve party. We brought the New Year in with a huge BANG!!! We celebrated from early evening all the way past midnight. There was lots of eating, drinking, and playing! I made a huge pot of chili with all the fixin's. Our appetizers, snacks and sweets were divine!

"They" say whatever you're doing on New Years Eve/Day is what you'll be doing the rest of the year! I hope that holds true because we were having a ball!

The kids really enjoyed the fireworks and sparklers. And they all looked so adorable in their party hats and crowns. The glow necklaces and noise-makers were also a big hit! Most of all, I think the kids enjoyed staying up until WAAAAAAAY past their bedtimes.

Clean up the next day lacked a little to be desired. Let's just say it's a good thing my dad owns a floor-covering company!!!! But it was all worth it!!!!!

I think we may have quite possibly started the next Baker tradition!

No one ever said sparklers were just for kids! Jimmy seems to be enjoying himself :-)
Lorri and I stop for a quick photo opp.
Ansley, Darby, Allison, and Marie retreat to the kitchen for drinks and snacks
Fulton...already a ladies man!
Spiderman and Superman even made an appearance
Dr. Dorothy and Momma tied one on with us
The girls gave me a little crash course in the Chicken Noodle Soup dance.
Newton poses in his giant party hat
The Daddies set up our fireworks show
Eliza enjoyed writing her name with her sparkler
Hawkins is so proud of his party hat
Zachary takes a little cat nap on mommy before ringing in 2007
We wish you a blessed and prosperous New Year!

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