The kids posed on the couch before a round of charades begins.
Finally, the kids were able to count down to the New Year (at about 2 p.m.). Six times (so each child could go individually) we'd count down to the new year followed by balloons tossed over our upstairs' rail.
The other kids stood ready to catch all the falling balloons. They had a blast! Thanks Hermacinskis for a wonderful celebration and afternoon.
New Year's Eve night my parents offered to watch the kids. We were fortunate to have (free) babysitters, but no plans. So, we had a casual dinner at a Thai Restaurant followed by a decadent chocolate dessert at Plums.
Happy New Year!!!!