Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year's Eve


We had dinner on New Year's Eve at home with Anth's parents. Colin rallied a little, and actually ate some rice at the table with us. He saw us drinking wine with dinner, and asked for "Tocktail, too, please." I got him a little cordial glass and filled it with Pedialyte. He liked that, and asked for a refill about 20 times. Shortly after eating, he fell asleep on the couch.

Anna, however, was ready to PARTY, so we let her stay up and celebrated the New Year with the East Coast at 11 pm. While waiting for the countdown, she entertained us with long tales that she made up on the spot.

"This is my horse, Princess. I have to take care of her because her Mommy died."

Oh, what happenned to her?

"She had a tumor in her head, and she lived in the desert where there are no doctors, and she died. Her daddy died, too."

What happened to him?

"He had a tumor here, in his nose."

(I guess after having 2 dogs with cancer Anna thinks that's what kills animals. She's not far off - its the #1 cause of death in dogs).

After the morbid stories, we broke out the champagne. Anna served her guests some of her gingerbread cookies and snuffles (her mispronunciation of truffles - the chocolate kind).

Finally, it was time to count down the crystal ball on TV, just like Oma told her would happen:

Counting down the New Year!

Afterwards, she was so wound up it was hard to get her to bed, so I layed down with her. An hour later, Anthony woke me up and I stumbled to our bed.


Emily said...

Sounds like so much fun! I wish I had been there. I also watched the East coast countdown but fell asleep before our time zone hit midnight. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I can imagine Anna was SO thrilled at being allowed to stay up! I love the anticipation in her face and her hands making a fist... as she counts down with cute!

Give Colin my love!


Jess said...

Sounds like a great way to bring in the New Year! Next year I'll take Anna out to celebrate on 6th street...haha. J/K. Happy New Year!!!