Ringing In The New Year

by Mollie

New Year’s Eve was spent at the Curtis’ house with three other couples and 5 kids running around like crazy. It was super fun!  When the kids started getting tired we put them in their pajamas and turned a movie on… it worked great!  Ben went to bed in the guest room and the grown-ups got to keep hanging out.

(Natalie, Grace, and Audrey, completely engrossed in a Tinkerbell movie.)

Playing games and eating brownies till midnight is the best kind of party!

Here’s a picture of Natalie at midnight… she was barely staying awake.

Audrey didn’t quite make it!

The next morning it was off to the Santa Barbara Zoo, our New Year’s Day Tradition.

The otters had 5 babies are they are so cute and fun to watch!  My favorite of the day.

Ben loved these macaws, because he can make a squawking noise just like them.  Natalie’s favorite was the baby elephant statue, as usual.

I thought this was so cute and funny… the gorilla loves his brown blankie, too!  He was dragging it around with him everywhere, just like someone else I know…

We finished off our Santa Barbara excursion at the train station for lunch with Uncle Matt!

6 Responses to “Ringing In The New Year”

  1. Bethany says:

    I miss the Santa Barbara Zoo!
    And you guys.
    And the Curtises.
    Sounds like an all-around winning weekend!

    ♥ Bethany

  2. Jennifer says:

    Looks like you had a great time New Years! The pictures are adorable. LOVE that the gorilla had a brown “Beekie” too! Cute!

  3. Uncle Mike says:

    Grats to Nata for staying up to 12!!! I was asleep at 12… Yeah, I’m lame.

  4. bobnlori says:

    Thanks for sharing! It’s great to see how the children are responding at the zoo. The picture of Uncle Matt and Natalie is really good! Happy New Year. We like your New Year’s tradition!

  5. Hannah says:

    Oh I love the expressions on the girls’ faces! Such focus! I’m so glad we finally had a New Year’s Eve party… We had fun! Def do it again!

  6. Mom says:

    I do love that zoo! I also love the pic of Matt and Nata!! As always, thanks for the window into your lives 🙂

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