Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Years...and a Birthday Party too.

Good afternoon, it is Thursday.

I hope you had a fun and uneventful ringing in of 2014.  2014, wow!  I saw a picture on Facebook that read something like, "you still think a 1990 car is just 10 years old"  I know, right? We get a small break from Christmas to New Years, but then full swing again for Hansen's birthday and Maren and my wedding anniversary.  But let's not get ahead of ourselves...back to New Years:
I wanted to get a picture of Maren and Lillie as they dressed up nicely for ringing in the new year.  But I knew they would both be in jammies come midnight, and pictures would be frowned upon.  Here Lillie is helping Maren get "picture ready".
Da da dada!
The kids drinking a little sparkling cider to ring in the new years, then it was outside for some sparklers.
We almost gave up.  Two lighters, a ton of matches, and a second pack of sparklers and we finally got some sparklers to light.  We were not going to give up...
Yay!  Happy New Years!  Some of the neighbors were letting off what sounded like bombs.

After what seemed like a nap, it was time to celebrate Hansen's birthday.  We had our family party for Hansen yesterday.
The kids hanging on the couch with their cousins.
John made Hansen a coconut cheesecake for his birthday cake.  Yum.
 Hansen did very well on his birthday.  Lots of money and candy.  And this jacket.  This is an Army jacket John wore in the 1950's.
John and Hansen.  How cool is it that this jacket is still around?

Today Maren and I went out to do a little shopping.  We even picked up flowers a day early, but you will have to wait till tomorrow to see that picture.

See you tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! Happy birthday to Hansen! And happy anniversary tomorrow!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday Hansen!!! What a cool jacket - and who wouldn't love coconut cheesecake, money and candy!? What a great post - everything about it makes me happy. Well, except that you almost had to give up with the sparklers.

Susanna Powers said...

Happy Birthday Hansen! what a sweet present (the jacket) fantastic. have fun, love, susanna