Ok, so Katie and I decided that we might even like New Years Eve better than Christmas Eve... juuuust MAYBE. but only because of the super great traditions we started last year! Here are a few pictures of that joyous time:
So the traditions started, that will keep living on until we have our own families... (I'm really hopin')
- My grandma's fur coat, it's such an appropriate occasion for such ostentatious apparel.
- Pipe cleaner crowns. YOU GUYS! these are so fun. last year (ok when I say last year I mean 2013) we just used the pipe cleaners we already had, so the supplies were limited. but this time we were more prepared, so we went to town at Hobby Lobby (you'll see)... PLUS, having all the kids sit down and make the crowns is a good way to waste time until ... the dance party.
- Which brings us to our next item. We make a New Years playlist on Spotify and around 10 we start dancin', it is a BLAST. (Playlists include everything from Salt 'n' Peppa to Shania Twain. can be found on my spotify, playlist name is "New Years Avetwo)
- And of course we must be dressed in the most improper apparel can find! we also planned ahead on this too, but actually I think 2013's outfits were even better and more henious than ever.
-In the midst of all of these shenanigans, we stop to play a few games going on upstairs with the ...adults... and stuff our pie-holes with cheeseballs and meatballs and spinach dip.
alright kids, buckle up. here is NEW YEARS EVE 2014.
(that moon skirt is the best $6 I've ever spent. it was actually a dress, shoulder pads included, but I needed to be able to pattern mix for the full effect)
--- THE DANCE PARTY ---
A couple aunties couldn't resist the music.
Both the above and below pictures are examples of the art of interpretive dance. (dat booty)
facial expressions are very important too.
I know for a fact that this^^was during "From This Moment On" where I came out with a sore throat.
At one point we had most of the parents down there with us in a circle attempting to dance to "Shoop"-- always a winner.
We missed Amanda so bad! next time she will be BACK!
HAPPY NEW YE-AH!