Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

10:30 is usually a late night for me and my wife so we were not excited about staying up until midnight to ring in the new year.

Two years ago, we convinced Kai that he only needed to stay up to watch the ball drop on Times Square, which is one hour ahead of us. But last year he insisted that we stay up until midnight Chicago time, and this year was the same.

So, we had a lot of time to do things. First, we watched Toy Story 2, and the dogs and my wife had a hard time staying awake.

But Kai was wide awake the entire time. After the movie, he decorated our New Year’s cake.

And as the New Year approached, even the dogs perked up.

As the ball dropped on Times Square, we popped open our bottle of sparkling grape juice.

We had our cake and ate it, too, when we rang in the new year on Chicago time as well.

A new year is a time for optimism and resolve. Kai will turn 9 this year. We know he will change and grow in many ways. We look forward to see how it all unfolds.

Happy new year to all of you!


  1. I see Kai had either made the numerals, or had colored them in, on the cake. A very nice job either way!

    Everyone looks so comfortable...a very nice way to spend the year's end.

    1. Kai wrote the numerals on the cake... funny how his writing on the cake was so much neater than when he writes on paper! :)

      Yes, it was a very comfortable evening with my immediate family and four close canine friends.

  2. How fun!

    and I see that one dog is still loving on you! haha. :)

    1. Yes, I am still Mint's favorite... in fact she is sleeping on my lap as I type this!


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