On New Year's Eve we really didn't have any plans to go do anything, but the kids were still determined to stay up until midnight- and all five were awake when the clock struck 12! Our cousin, Jennifer, came over and we let the kids light some sparklers, Eric lit some fireworks, and we watched the ball drop. The girls were of course in some costume, like usual, which is why we had a pink bunny (Vada Belle), a zebra (Elsie) and a snow girl (Ansley) lighting sparklers on our front porch.
On January 3rd we took the kids to Dollywood as their Christmas present from Eric and I. We were able to get some free tickets there, and the kids always love staying in a hotel. It turned out to be a fantastic day weather wise, and it wasn't crowded at all (which was totally different from what I hear about the day before).
We had several snow days in January and I loved having my little helpers home. Felix is a very needy baby and requires lots of attention and he loves to be held, so when his big sisters and brother are home, he is probably the happiest of all the kids about snow days!
The drawing is one that Vada Belle did on a magna doodle. She said it was a picture of me and her.I love three year old drawings.
Some random pictures of sweet baby Felix: