Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year's Eve Out on the Town!

This year I decided we should do something different for New Years Eve. Different than our usual stay home and watch the ball drop on TV at midnight Eastern time, that is! Yep, that's our usual MO for New Year's Eve -- nice, but kind of boring actually. I had heard of the celebration put on by our local Children's Museum in the past, so when the tickets became available, I snagged some for Mr. Tennis, Maddy and me. My coworker, Jodee, and her family also decided to attend. And it turned out to be a perfect way to celebrate the New Year along with about 700 of our closest friends and neighbors!

We met Jodee and her family at the Noodles restaurant next door for dinner first. I could tell it was going to be a fun evening when the kids and some adults (not saying who!!) started using their chopsticks to eat pieces of a Rice Krispie bar!

Mr. Tennis and Maddy sharing bites!

Carson and Maddy -- they were so sweet together!

Then the fun began with the festivities at the Museum starting around 6:15 PM. There were hats and noisemakers and glow-in-the dark necklaces along with various crafts for the kids. There was even a "stomp the bubble-wrap" event. It was really a lot of fun!

Carson and Maddy on the bridge at the start of the New Year's Eve Celebration!

Maddy, Kamree and Carson playing Firefighters!

Mr. Tennis (yes, he wears a sport coat everywhere!) and Maddy.

Near the end of the evening, Father Time visited along with a cute, chubby Baby of the New Year, the ball dropped, balloons descended from above and it was 2009!! Happy New Year!!


Anonymous said...

This sounds perfect for kids! It looks as though you had a great time!

Super Mommy said...

What a great way to ring in the new year! The kids look like they had a blast!! Aren't you glad you decided to do something different this year? Maybe you started a tradition here??

Happy New Year!!

Jodee Leader said...

Jan -- We had sooo much fun on our family date and I definitely think it should be our New Years tradition! I love the picture of Mr. Tennis and Maddy with their chopsticks! They were sooo funny that night!

Donna said...

What fun...and certainly more exciting than our NYE!

Lisa said...

How fun!!! It looks like you guys had a marvelous time! Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

Looks like the kids had a GREAT time. We went to our Local "Please Touch" Museum on New Year's Eve Day. They had a count down to New Year's in the afternoon and beach balls dropped. Katie had a blast!


Kim said...

Looks like lots fun together! Happy New Year!

Felicia said...

Looks like a fun time!! What a great way to bring in 2009!

Happy New Year!!

Sandy Toes said...

How fun and sweet!!! I love "noodle" restaurants!
My daughter has the same shirt but in hot cute!
-sandy toes

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

It looks like you had a wonderful night...the kids are just too cute together!!

Happy New Year Jan....let's hope 2009 is a great one!!


Bridget said...

Happy New Year Janet!!! Just getting home and catching up. Looks like you had a great Christmas and what a perfect New Years eve with that adorbale family of yours!!! Maddy looks just as cute as ever. I hope you all have a wonderful 2009!!!

- Bridget

ps- have you started with the wii tennis - I would love to have that - especially during the cold winter months:)

Michelle said...

This looks like the perfect place to celebrate the New Year!! We are not big New Year's Eve partiers, but we could definitely enjoy this event.

Gail said...

Hi Janet, Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. I notice you have 2 older children and a young one. I have a grown son(23) and my 2 littles. You have a lovely family.

Happy New Year and I'll be reading more!