We woke up on New Years Eve with a surprise snowfall. The snow was totally unexpected and had already packed a few inches on the streets and sidewalks by morning. The air was also quite still so the day did not feel cold. We set out to a friend’s and fellow Kindergarten classmate’s house in the morning with the snow still falling and we spent the day slurping on blueberry smoothies and playing old fashioned games like Twister. Then a jaunt to the playground in Prospect Park across the street for snowball fights and fort building before we came home to settle in for the evening. I can’t imagine a better way to spend a New Year’s Eve than to spend it with friends.
In hindsight I feel like we should have closed the shops for longer than we did. Mark had a nice 4 days off during Christmas weekend, but as soon as we got back to Brooklyn on Monday, he was back all day in the kitchen on Tuesday and everyday since. We even had a few late nights mid-week packing up orders which left us scratching our heads as to how we ended up back here scrambling to get everything out. We envisioned this a quiet family week with lots of outings, but it wasn’t so. By the time New Year’s Eve rolled around, we didn’t want to do anything but just stay in, even though we had invitations to 2 parties. The girls hadn’t seen Mark much all week and we let them stay up as late as they wanted on New Year’s Eve. They lasted till 9:30 when they were practically begging to go to sleep.