Once full we began and all evening game of Risk. This is William's new favorite game. I think one of the reasons being that Eric played it when he was young. We finished up around 10:30.
The boys were determined to make it to 12:00. So we gave them a little sparkling cider- give them a bit of a sugar rush, watched a few shows and then the countdown began. The last 1/2 hour seemed to go slowly but they made it! (note:: Harkin was fast asleep by then)
They we so excited to be up and ringing in the new year!! I think Landon was asleep before we even left his room, however. There were late risers the next day and then just a very slow day. Mama was wee bit cranky- I do not do well staying up so late and then waking several times during the night for Harkin. So it was good that there was not much on the agenda. Just a day at home, with naps for all.
It was a fun memory for the boys. One that they will want to continue for a few more years I hope, before they want to do their own thing.