My kids were party animals this year! We stayed up on New Years Eve playing games and watching movies (Star Wars - Daddy says, "We want the kids to grow up American!"
My favorite part of an Alaskan New Years is the fireworks! I've never seen people light off things like this in their front yards and lucky for us - our across-the-street neighbors are fanatics! They buy the craziest things and we can watch them shoot them off out our front windows. Of course there is also a great show out the back window- the whole town lights up on New Years Eve and it lasts for hours and hours.
Noah was so fun to watch and he kept saying , "whoa!". We would run upstairs to watch from the top bunk bed and then downstairs to watch from the couch and then back to the snack table and then back to the movie and then back to the fireworks.
Everyone but Leisl was awake to greet the New Year. We tried to wake her up but she wasn't too happy about it. Then the next day she was bragging about how she stayed up all the way to midnight. What a cutie. I'm so excited to see what 2017 brings! Can't believe we've been in Alaska over a year - what a GREAT year 2016 was, I'm almost sad to see it go.