They decided to pass down their power wheels to Austin, but the twins had fun taking them for one last spin while teaching their cousin how to drive.
Look out world, here I come! He was really a natural and picked it up fast.
Austin came home with the yellow Hummer and the blue Jeep.That night we watched the new Smurf movie and ate a ton of popcorn. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Austin staying up to midnight, but didn’t know how it would be with the older kids there, so we just played it by ear. At about 9:45pm he was so wound up and running laps around my brother’s house, so we decided it was time to take him to bed kicking and screaming. Turns out everyone went to bed shortly after that and no one stayed up to midnight.
New Years Day we soaked up some sun at the local park.
Then we went home for lunch and a nap. After Austin woke up we went to a timeshare resort that my brother is an owner at so that we could go swimming. He has a pool in his back yard, but doesn’t have a heater yet since they just moved in last year. I didn’t get a photos at the resort, but we all had a lot of fun swimming. We dried off and then went out to dinner at Buca di Beppo and it was fabulous! I love family style dining where you get to try a little of this and a little of that. We also splurged and got a brownie sunday that was served in a huge martini glass. This isn’t my photo, but you get the idea.
When the waitress brought out the dessert there was the one cherry on top like in the picture. One of the four kids goes “who gets the cherry?” Before we could really resolve the issue the waitress came back with a bowl full of cherries, like seriously 20-30 cherries. We all were able to eat our fill along with the brownies, ice cream and topping goodness. What a treat and a really great way to ring in the new year!