'Twas a sleepless night for us as the kids had trouble settling in an unfamiliar place and ended up in our bed with us. And many of us have a variety of illnesses and ailments, namely runny noses and sore throats.
The morning was spent with the kids playing with toys and watching some TV together while the grown-ups took turns napping and showering. The all-day eating of snacks and appetizers began with "lunch" and a tobogganing expedition by Rei and Kai was cut short by cold weather and the presence of a dog.
For the New Year's Eve festivities, we watched an HBO concert of The Flight of the Conchords, and some internet video clips (that sounds sleazier than it was: some old favourites like "badgerbadger" and "numa numa"; Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice"; conservative Christian spoof "Baby got Book"; and some Homestar Runner).
Once the kids were to bed, Shelley left to nap with Kai, and a game of Settlers happened. We rang in the New Year while listening to Sean Cullen on CBC and that was our wild and crazy night. I did open another of Keizo's Christmas gifts to me tonight. Fuller's Vintage Ale bottle number 13374 (of 150 000) is no longer with us. Happy 2008!
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