Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The End of 2007

Trying to explain the significance of one day to a 3 1/2 year old is nearly impossible, and absolutely out of the question for the 2 year old, but we tried. Why do people get so excited about New Year's Eve? Well, it's the end of the year when Louie turned 3 and Ben turned 2 and Charlie joined our family! We went to Norris Lake with Grandma & Grandpa H; we got really good at swimming; Lou was (semi) potty trained, we have started to understand Ben, and Charlie is rolling over! And, we have so much to look forward to 2008!

All the excitement mustered for those words ran smack into blank faces about 11:30pm on December 31st.

After driving through Sharon Woods' Holiday in Lights and having pizza over the Dunlaps' house, we drove home and tucked in two of the three boys before midnight. They were exhausted after a long week of holiday fun (with Daddy home!), and Charlie was just raring to go. Kevin and I sat on the couch and luckily turned to Carson Daly with just three minutes to go. I'm not sure if it's because I'm turning 30 this year or not, but this is one of the best New Year's Eves I've had.

Here are some holiday pictures:

Getting the Christmas Card Picture taken is not the easiest thing,
but in the midst of all the madness we got a few cute candid shots.

The first good snow of the year and the boys were determined to go out. Kevin braved the wet, sloppy snow while Charlie and I stayed in and took video and pictures of the fun.
The boys' silliness early in the morning after a late night of sweets and
opening presents at Grandma & Grandpa's in Columbus.
After church on the 23rd, we went to the BlueJackets' arena for ice skating. Ben loved it, with a little help from the uncles!

And Lou was pretty excited that Tim Horton's supplied
cookies and hot chocolate! Five feet from the entrance to the rink is all the further Louie got. He comes by it honest!

Christmas Eve and the boys are ready for Santa!
(Can you see that it's more difficult to tell the difference between
Ben & Charlie's clothes than Lou and Ben's?)

Festival of Lights at the zoo--very nice night so it was packed

Museum Center--Holiday Junction train display

New Year's Eve at the Dunlaps': Louie (Mar. '04); Gloria (Sept. '04);
Ben (Jul. '05); Drew (Nov. '06);
and Charlie (Jul. '07). Baby Dunlap due June '08!

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