Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

Dani and I rang in 2009 at a Masquerade at one of our friends' house.
We learned of a New Years tradition in Panama where on each of the first 12 seconds of the new year, you are supposed to eat a grape.  It was pretty funny - I think the hosts picked out the biggest green grapes they could find!  A few people (including Dani) couldn't quite hold all 12 grapes!

The third, fourth, and fifth hours of 2009 were spent taking care of Jacob, who was throwing up.  As I was cleaning up some smelly stuff off Jacob's blankets at 4:05 a.m., I will admit to being grateful that he had such good aim and managed to have it all concentrated on 2 blankets, unlike Claire whose late-night illness necessitated changing and washing all her sheets, blankets, and a couple of her stuffed animals!  I guess I was counting my blessings!

In other news, we successfully painted another room, the master bathroom.  It isn't perfect again, and we vowed not to paint another room so we're getting estimates for professionals to do our next painting projects, but we got it done!


Reese said...

Happy New Year! Sorry for the vomit situation......the sick kids are enough without all the dirty laundry.
I can definitely relate to the paint situation. I have several very badly painted rooms to show for my stubborn belief that it shouldn't be THAT hard. ( I have a great painter who is very reasonable) Call me. Also, where is that single sister you were talking about? I might need to pass along her info to my brother.

Mel said...

Sorry to hear about sick Jacob. The party sounds like it was fun. We will have to remember the grape tradition for next year. Happy New Year!

Allen family said...

Ah, the holidays just wouldn't be the holidays without someone getting sick it seems! Last Christmas the stomach flu went through my whole family on Christmas day, no fun!! Hope the kids are better now!

Streeters said...

DANI??? My sister Dani Couldn't fit twelve grapes in her mouth!!!??? I don't believe it!!! They must have been HUGE GINORMOUS grapes.

Anonymous said...

What are you trying to say, Heath?!
Such a nice brother!!


Christina said...

We really miss you guys. Our new years was much less exciting - although I will pass on all the cleanup. :)