Of New Years, Firecrackers, and Sugar-Rushes

New Year's for us is always pretty low key.

Usually the kids try their hardest to stay up until the ball drops and it seldom happens.

They normally are sawing logs by 9pm on school nights, my bet was they'd crash.

After a trip to the pizza place, my almost-8-year-old son proclaims, "I'm going to eat a bunch of candy and the sugar-rush will carry me through the New Year!"

Um, should I tell him the crash after the rush could allow you to sleep through a tornado?! Nah. Knock yourself out.

They ate sugar and blasted off these little firebombscrackers that we bought at Target. My kids are future arsonists, I just know it.
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Crazy kids, they kept saying, "EW this stuff stinks!" all the while, inhaling all they could of that gunpowder smell.

9pm our time they were hooting and hollering for the East Coast's new year celebration. Could they make it another 3 hours?

Nearing in on 10 pm, Central Time's big show, K passes out on the couch. No nap today, we thought she wouldn't make it past 7.

11pm my eyes are glazing over and the house is cold. I cuddle up with a blanket watching Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve and i'm ready to hit the hay. Oh and woo, Mountain Time!

The older kids are slowing down, the crash is imminent.

11:30pm and i'm heading to bed. My Boy and Hubby join me and we watch the last minutes up to the ball dropping. DQ pops in to hear premature firework blasts out our window.

11:47 is the last time I remember seeing on the clock. I've lost all bets.

I'm shaken awake at midnight just in time to give kisses to all and bark orders, EVERYONE GO TO BED!

Happy 2009.

38 supporters in group:

  1. Cindy said...

    Happy New Year!

  2. Weaselmomma said...

    Happy New Year!

  3. Sarah McBride said...

    I can hardly stay up past 930 anymore, I dont know how I made it to midnight. Happy new year!!

  4. Lindsay said...

    ooo loving the new blog design! hahaha I love that you woke up only to tell everyone to go to bed :-P

  5. Audrey said...

    Sounds like my New Years. I went to bed at 11:30 EST.

  6. CaJoh said...

    We love those firecracker-popper things as well. We mostly shoot them off at the tree so that we don't have so much to clean off the floor.

    Have a great 2009!

  7. Mrs4444 said...

    Yup. It's official. You're old; sorry. We went to a party down the street. It was pretty low-key but Mr.4444 livened things up about 11:30pm by changing into his Elf costume and walking around asking "What's YOUR name?! Oh! That's a pretty name!"

  8. Dee said...

    LOL! Well I'm glad you they had fun! I was definately in bed at about 10 and jumped up at 12 when about a million fireworks went off outside! Dont my neighbors know we were sleeping! :)

  9. Annie said...

    My kids were up until 11. I hit the sack at 12:05! :) Happy New Year!

  10. ciara said...

    you mean to tell me you weren't up for the jo bros on dick clark's at 11:30 our time? shame on you! lol my girls were knocked out way before then. not even the mention of the jonas brothers roused them from sleep. i tell them the next day and they're like, 'whaaaat?!' i told them that i tried to wake them up, but they said no lol

  11. Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

    Great post! Wait unitl they the teens, they never go to bed!

  12. ♥georgie♥ said...

    I made it past midnight but i am reminded i am gettin to old to act like i am 21-never again!
    Happy oh nine!

  13. April said...

    Sounds like a lovely night! It's funny how most of my bloggy pals stayed home for New Year's...kids change things!

  14. Proud Mommy said...

    Sounds similar to our evening...minus the firecrackers.

  15. Jamey said...

    Happy New year Jen!

  16. Tony said...

    I have been home alone for the week. I was in bed by 9pm. Glad you all had fun. Happy New Year my new friend.

  17. Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

    I really like my sleep, and I am always reminded of that while I am trying to make myself stay up to watch the ball drop.Every year I think to myself "next year I'm going to go to bed at my regular time," but that never happends!

  18. Michelle said...

    I love the sugar high comment! Sounds like my 8 year old.

  19. Deb said...

    I didn't make it. Neither did the kids. Oh well.

  20. Tiffany said...

    I LOVE the smell of gunpowder. Yea I'm a hick alright. LOL Happy New Year!

  21. Jo-Jo said...

    Happy New Year! I had to remind my hubby that he was suppose to kiss me at midnight! At least yours remembered!

  22. Jane Anne said...

    I feel your pain. I think I am just now recovering from staying up for New Year's Eve. I must be getting old- LOL! Happy New Year!

  23. Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem said...

    EJ & Maddie stayed up til midnight. Then Maddie had "I'm overtired meltdown" because her popper wouldn't pop. Just lovely.

    Happy New Year!

  24. Jenni Jiggety said...

    We all made it to midnight this year! And we were all in bed by 12:20! LOL!

  25. Anita Ovolina said...

    Happy New Year!
    We celebrated at 600pm with kids (Italian time because I was born and raised there and my mom was celebrating with us)

    Love your blog
    Cheers,
    Anita

  26. Sabrae Carter said...

    lol! sounds almost like my new year! :) But I actually did watch the friggin ball drop and then passed out :)

  27. mollybloom said...

    Happy New Year! :)

  28. Shannon said...

    Happy New Year! And I like the new look for winter :)

  29. Leslie said...

    You are such a rock star! Sounds like y'all had a great night, Happy New Year!

  30. Mom On The run said...

    Wow! Your kids have some serious stamina! Happy new Year!

  31. Tabitha Blue said...

    Way to celebrate... always perfect with the family!! Happy New Year!!!!

    :)
    ~Tabitha~

    freshmommyblog.com

  32. kel said...

    Happy New Year! Is it weird that I love the scent of gunpowder??

  33. Haasiegirl said...

    thats a bad ass picture there jen!

    trisha

  34. Toni said...

    Happy New Year!

  35. Elaine A. said...

    Sounds about right! ; )

    Wishes for a wonderful 2009 to you and yours Jen!

  36. Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

    Happy New Year Jen! WOW, I can't believe you did not make it, you were almost there.

  37. Threeboys1mommy said...

    Any other night I'm up until 2 in the morning, but NYE is always a struggle.

    Happy New Year!

  38. Swirl Girl said...

    After lobster and a few rounds of Pictureka and Shoots and Ladders, kids were in bed by 9:15 and Hubby and I by 11:30.

    a benefit of living on PST - we watched it all and it was over at 9pm.

    Happy New Year!!!

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