It's so late...or is it so early...and I'm still up!
We went to a friend's house where they had a small party (2 other families besides us and them). There was plenty of food and laughing, especially when the game "Balderdash" was started up. I've never played that one before, and it's lots of fun! After watching the ball drop, we headed outside to watch some fireworks.
Little Brother made it until after 12:30 when he finally curled up in my lap and conked out. He fought sleep for a few hours, like a champ, and was in a remarkably good mood despite how visibly tired he was. I wonder how late he'll sleep this morning....even the Big Kids went right to bed as soon as we got home.
Did anyone else notice that Dick Clark now sounds more like Yakov Smirnoff? I have to give the man a lot of credit for his post-stroke comeback. But the rest of the show? I could have done without it all.
At any rate, it was a nice, low-key night with good people and good conversation. Little Brother was the youngest child by 6 years but he held his own; the Big Kids enjoyed the games and the sparklers; a good time was had by everyone.
May God grant you and your family good health, much happiness and many blessings in this New Year, and may he bring peace to the world. (I know, that last one is a lot to wish for, but if you don't ask, you don't get!)