We drove after dinner in Pinehurst to Ft. Bragg to spend New Years with everyone, before Emily headed back to BYU. We spent a lot of time shopping, hanging out, eating yummy food, and playing games. Nana had received a Polar Express train for Christmas, and it was quite the hit with the grand kids. All 3 of them were so excited. I am not sure who loved it the most, but Molly managed to knock it over the most . Her brothers were not impressed.
This time it was Andrew's turn to be sick on a holiday for 25 minutes. He woke up New Year's Eve morning, threw up one time, and was fine the rest of the day, eating everything in sight. (Just like Ryan on Christmas Day). We ordered Japanese take out on New Year's Eve and put the kids to bed after dinner. We played Apples to Apples while we ate yummy snacks. We started to watch the movie UP when we were finished playing, and then most of us "party animals" fell asleep. Mom woke us up just in time to toast in the New Year with Sparkling Grape Juice and we all went to bed. WOW, I am so old! I was so out of it at the time, I didn't snap any pictures. (I probably wouldn't have shared any even if I had since we had all just woken up). :)
One day while we were there, Chad and Papa took the boys to Monkey Joe's. It was a zoo, but the boys had a blast! It was too crowded and the boys were too busy for Chad to get a lot of shots, but here is one he managed to capture.