This was the first New Year's Eve when we let the children stay up to see the New Year in with us. They were highly excited by "The Party" - which was just us, some dips and nibbles, some board games, some stories and a DVD.
We made some paper hats to wear and cosied up together, enjoying the fire and one another, and I think Mouse was really aware of the sudden change from one moment to another of December 2012 to January 2013, just in time for his main lesson block on Time starting next week.
We have all sorts of good ideas for ways to make 2013 a happy year, but we're not making resolutions - we'll just live it and see what happens! One of our hopes is to socialise more and we started the new year with a lunch party with my parents (and the joy of our traditional citrus and golden syrup steamed pudding!) and hope to carry on from there. After lunch, Mum and Dad took Mouse to stay at their house, and Kitten stayed at home to enjoy the last leisurely days of Christmas.