Gone are the days of late night New Year's Eve parties with friends. In the "old days" we would invite friends over to the house for a late dinner and drinks followed by drunken Wii game playing and staying up until the wee hours of the morning and feeling blessed to have such wonderful, weird friends. We are still blessed. Just now our dinner is served by six o'clock and the New Year is rung in by eight. There is no game playing unless you count the game of getting Ava's teeth brushed, jammies on and "wound down" enough to actually go to sleep? Here are a few pics to document the evenings events.
This is Ava heading to dinner at Piesano's (her favorite).
Giving her Daddy a New Year's Eve kiss.
Best two apps for the IPAD we ever bought: Elmo and a piano.
Ava's first Apple Cider Champagne toast!
Not quite sure how to "sip" it, so....
We sipped it from a straw!
We (sans Ava) did make it to midnight...barely. 2011 was a good year for us, we can hardly wait to see what 2012 has in store!