***This post is very picture heavy so I've tried to make it not word heavy. If you have any questions about any of this, I'm happy to answer them.
New Year's Eve. It has become one of our family's favorite holidays! We started this idea that was shared by a friend on the FIAR boards some years ago and have continued it ever since. We have bags to count down the hours until midnight. Each bag has a poem and something inside that goes with the activity for that hour.
I kept this activity mainly for Eliana, but it was nice that the older siblings and friends joined in too.
Here are some of the fun designs!
The 4th bag is a huge hit every year - silly string war! I bought more this year and it still went quickly.
Our movie this year was Space Jam which was a fun one.
We had jumping.
Eliana did pretty well just by bending in half. (Can I say that I just love seeing her participate!)
8th bag - Again no photos. We each take a slip of paper and write down a prayer request. Then we each take a slip of paper and go around in a circle and pray for each others' requests. This too is one of the parts that I love. I love ending the old year and welcoming the new in prayer.
9th bag - Bubbly drinks to toast the NewYear. We typically watch the ball drop on tv too.
And take group photos.
Lots of fun creating and nibbling on the m&ms too.
She did love taking photos though! She really does get some great shots because typically people are willing to smile for her. :-)