Happy 2008, dear readers...all three of ya. =)
Last night, our little LutheranHusker family journeyed to the Lincoln Children's Museum to celebrate the ringing in of the new year...
...at 8 PM.
It was really cool. They open the doors at 6:30, give everyone (parents AND kids) party hats and noisemakers, let the kids play in the museum for an hour and a half, and then at 8 have a full scale New Year's countdown. We wished Father Time farewell, greeted Baby New Year, counted down from 10, then had a couple of hundred balloons dropped on our heads from three floors above us.
Kiddo just took the whole scene in. It was fun to watch him watching it all.
We were home home by 8:30. Kiddo was in bed before 9, which gave Sweetie and I a chance to watch a movie, which ended promptly at 11, which gave Sweetie a chance to promptly fall asleep. I woke her up at 11:50 to give her a chance to shake off the grogginess, we watched the Central Time replay of the Times Square ball drop, toasted the new year with some sparkling grape juice, and made it to bed by 12:05.
The fact that I considered it a pretty ideal New Year's celebration must mean I'm getting old. =)
Here's some pictures from our evening and the video of the countdown and balloon drop last night at the Children's Museum:
On the 3rd floor by where the balloons will drop!
Kiddo and Sweetie get ready to ring in the 8 PM New Year!
Happy 2008 from Kiddo!