Veronica had trouble napping yesterday. While Clarissa slept, Veronica clung to Steve. He read her Giant John, which is one of Auntie Cathy's favorite books from when she was little.
Veronica is never so interested in books when I read to her, but that's okay. It was delightful to watch her sit in Steve's lap and I loved listening to him read. Giant John is a great story.
Veronica was in good spirits for most of the day. I think it was her colorful fleece.
Clarissa was not big on having her picture taken yesterday.
Our last Friday of the year was lovely, if not eventful. There was lots of playing, laughing, and crying (maybe if Veronica had napped longer...). We had a tasty supper and the gals ate like champs. I am finally feeling better after my stomach bug, so I actually enjoyed the meal, too. I even made cocktails for Steve and me:
|Pineapple-cranberry vodka cocktail|
Tonight we'll be munching on vegan nachos, playing games, and ringing in the new year with my family at Bubba's house. Tomorrow we'll try to ensure a little luck in 2012 by eating pigs in a blanket with a side of peas (cabbage and peas are supposed to bring luck and good fortune if eaten on new years day).
Happy Newy Ear! I'll be back tomorrow with pictures of the festivities.
**Wondering about happy newy ear? My sister, Karen, bought a banner for a new year's eve party. You know the kind with individually cut out letters that are held together with grommets so they fold up? It turned out the letters were spaced wrong and it said Happy Newy Ear instead of Happy New Year. It's been almost a decade now (or maybe longer) and we still wish each other happy newy ear each January 1st.